Senior Living Care Blog

How to Qualify for VA Pension Benefits

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jul 23, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

There are a multitude of benefits available to elderly veterans who may need assistance from the VA. U.S. military veterans can qualify for vocational rehabilitation and employment, insurance, disability compensation, pension, education and training, home loans, burial, and health care benefits. These benefits are based on eligibility requirements such as income, disability status, and other requirements. The most common VA benefits for elderly veterans are Aid & Attendance and Housebound.

 

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History of the VA

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jul 16, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

Veterans Affairs is the organization responsible for providing comprehensive assistance for veterans of the United States. Its roots can be traced all the way back to before the American Revolution where English colonies in Plymouth provided pensions written into law that distributed money to anyone who aided in defense against the Indians. The official nation’s first pension was created in 1776 to encourage enlistments, and granted half pay for life in the event of loss of limb or other severe disability. However, because of medicine at the time, most injuries proved fatal and only 3000 Revolutionary War veterans ever cashed in on this pension. Later, public land was granted to those who made it to the end of the war.

 

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Senior Living Options for Veterans

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jul 9, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

If your senior veteran is approaching the age where they may need assistance or monitoring for daily life, it’s time to consider what kind of long-term care options are available. There are many different senior living options available, including those that offer assisted living benefits for veterans. Your choice may depend on factors such as price, access to pension benefits, the presence of fellow veterans, the location, extra services included, and more.

 

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Caring for a Veteran with PTSD

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jun 27, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (also known as PTSD) is an anxiety disorder brought about by severely traumatic events. A veteran may be diagnosed with PTSD when they’ve been exposed to a traumatic event such as witnessing actual or near death situations, the loss of someone close to them, significant threats to their own or another’s life. Other events that could induce intense fear, helplessness and horror can also lead to PTSD. However, PTSD is not limited to those who have been in military combat and can occur in anyone who has been exposed to a traumatic situation.

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Veterans Assisted Living Benefits To Know About

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jun 22, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

Did you know that there are supplemental income options to help Veterans? The Veteran’s Pension benefits is a tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans. Hundreds of thousands of veterans are eligible for this benefit, including spouses of veterans. If you are looking for help affording assisted living, this benefit can significantly reduce costs.

 

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The History of Flag Day

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jun 14, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 
 
What is Flag Day?

Flag Day, celebrated on June 14th, is one of the lesser known American celebrations to occur during the summer alongside Memorial Day and Independence Day. Flag Day is an important celebration of the adoption of the United States Flag in 1777, by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

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