28Jun, 2017

The Financial Benefit of Applying for Aid & Assistance or Housebound Pensions

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If you have a pension through the Department of Veterans Affairs, either as a veteran or as a survivor, there are two other potential levels of pension depending on your medical needs. An additional Aid & Attendance allotment for qualified medical conditions that require assistance for day-to-day activity or live-in care, and a pension supplement designated as ‘Housebound’ for disabilities that limit your mobility to your home. If you or a loved one qualify for either of the additional levels of pension (and individuals can only qualify for one at […]
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21Jun, 2017

Summer Fun Activities for Seniors in Illinois

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The gorgeous weather of summer has officially arrived. That means it’s time for everyone to get up and head out for some summer sunshine and fun. After all, who would want to pass up such a wonderful chance to enjoy the world around them? Unfortunately, a good number of elderly people do miss out on this opportunity. Far too many of these older individuals are trapped inside, day after day, with nothing to do. This can be especially depressing during the summer, when it seems everyone else is out and about doing […]
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14Jun, 2017

How Do Social Interactions Help Seniors?

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Social interactions are vital to the health and well-being of seniors. Taking part in activities with other people helps seniors feel a sense of connection. Unfortunately, loneliness is a common problem for seniors. A survey conducted by the AARP estimates that 35 percent of people over 45 are lonely. Here’s how social interactions can help seniors, and what we can do to encourage them. Reasons Seniors Feel Lonely Older adults may feel lonely because they are isolated from others. Many live on their own. According to the Institute on Aging, about one-third of older adults living […]
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7Jun, 2017

How to Start the Application Process for Aid & Assistance Benefits Through Veterans Affairs

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One of the most frustrating parts about finding reliable benefits and aid programs is knowing where to look. Because the VA is such an expansive organization with lots of moving parts and the occasional disconnect between their procedures and being able to reach veterans, it can be hard to find the right information for what benefits you or someone in your family is eligible for. If you are or know a veteran or survivor who needs the aid and attendance of another person, the Department of Veterans Affairs has funding […]
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