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Healthcare for Veterans: What Does the Future Hold?
Jun08

Healthcare for Veterans: What Does the Future Hold?

Everyone has been talking about what will happen with healthcare reform in the United States. Some people like the current law, known as the Affordable Care Act, the way it is. Some people want it revised, and others want it completely replaced. Everyone has their own reason for wanting what they do. No matter what happens with healthcare, there will be winners and there will be losers. Often times, people are only paying attention to...

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5 Tips for Caring for Senior Veterans
Apr05

5 Tips for Caring for Senior Veterans

Caring for senior veterans can be physically and emotionally exhausting. They have experienced a different way of life than most of us in terms of lifestyle, discipline, and many other factors. Many senior veterans have also been exposed to traumatic situations that many of us can’t even begin to imagine. Senior veterans may require a different approach to caregiving because of these factors. Below are some guidelines we found to be...

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Senior Veteran PTSD: A Quick Overview
Jan24

Senior Veteran PTSD: A Quick Overview

Of the 240 years that the United States has existed, 93% of that time has been spent at war. As conflicts come and go, those who served in the military also cycle in and out of service to find the next stage of what life will bring. According to a 2012 U.S. Census brief, veterans over the age of 65 number somewhere around 12.4 million men and women. With current conflicts and political climates around the world, it is likely that...

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Caring for Our Aging Heroes: Veteran Benefits
Oct07

Caring for Our Aging Heroes: Veteran Benefits

The U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs helps veterans and their families by providing supplemental income through Veterans Pensions and also, Survivors Pension benefits. Seniors can use veteran benefits to supplement the cost of senior care options including assisted living, skilled nursing care, memory care, in-home care, adult day services, and most residential care homes licensed by the state. As long as seniors qualify for a VA...

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