19Jul, 2017

The Top 5 Questions About Veterans Aid And Attendance Benefits

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If you or a loved one is seeking quality home car services and was an active participant of the Korean War, Vietnam War, or World War II, you may qualify for the Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits program. But what exactly is that and what can it do for you? If you are looking for resources that will help you obtain the right home care services, you have come to the right place. In this post, we will discuss the top five most common questions about Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits and […]
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12Jul, 2017

Reasons Why You Need to Apply for Veterans’ Aid and Attendance Benefits    

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The VA is a retirement plan specifically designed to help eligible veterans who require financial assistance for home, house, health, or assisted living care.     To get considered as eligible, the veteran should have a record of 90 days of active duty. In case it is the spouse of a veteran applying, she must have proof that the marriage ended due to death of the veteran. Also, the applicant must qualify both financially and medically. Financially, the applicant should have a net worth of less than $80,000 in all their […]
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5Jul, 2017

Caregiver: A Rewarding and Fast-Growing Career

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Helping and caring for others is not only a job of family members, but professionals as well. The increase in people who live longer in return necessitates others who can take care of them. This year, the life expectancy average in the United States is 79 years, which is great news for aging individuals and those who love them. Of cours,e that also means families have to increasingly rely on others to help take care of their loved once. And that’s exactly why caregivers are amongst the fastest growing occupations […]
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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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24May, 2017

Motivating Seniors on how to Maintain a Healthy Diet

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When it comes to health and longevity, diet is one of the biggest determining factors. Yes, genetics play a role, but the food you consume has a direct impact on your health, the risk of disease, energy levels and even mental health and well-being. Eating enough of the right foods can improve cognition, stave off depression, lower blood glucose levels and blood pressure, reduce the risks of heart attack and help maintain a healthy diet and weight. It’s not always easy, though. For seniors living alone, the prospect of cooking […]
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24May, 2017

Understanding How to Prevent And Diagnose UTI Infections in Seniors

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As we age, it becomes increasingly important to take care of our bodies. If you are close to an elderly person, you need to understand how to take care of them. With increasing age, our bodies may not be and reliable as they once were, and one example is going to the bathroom. As people grow older, their pelvic muscles can weaken, which causes them to become less able to control their urges to go to the bathroom. This can lead to problems like a UTI or even something more serious. So it’s vital to […]
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17May, 2017

Explore ways improve Seniors Mental Health and Well Being starting today

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Senior health care isn’t just about medical treatments and medications. While people are living longer than ever before, and modern medicine has come a long way when it comes to treating illness and disease, it’s important to know that the most effective ways to improve the quality of life for seniors has nothing to do with medicine. Mental Health Affects Physical Health For seniors, mental health problems are real, and common. Depression and anxiety can set in even when there has been no previous history. There are some common catalysts […]
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