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Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In addition, their dependents and survivors may also be eligible for veterans benefits. There are currently over 25 million veterans living today and about a quarter of the nation's population -- approximately 70 million people -- are potentially eligible for VA benefits and services because they are veterans, family members or survivors of veterans. The Department of Veteran Affairs, State and local government agencies offer these veterans, and their families, services ranging from health

There comes a time when people relax as they age, in hopes that they have accomplished everything that they have set their minds to do. That is not the case for everyone. The kids are raised and gone, time to retire from the job of a lifetime, and whether they are still with their mates or not, movement to another, smaller place may be up for decision, but for some reason, people stop dreaming, have they arrived or have they not taken that third wind?   What I am finding is that as I crossed over to that half century mark, I

Assisted living emerged in the 1990's as the next step of continuing care for people who cannot live independently in a private residence, but who also do not require the 24-hour medical care provided by a nursing home. Many senior living providers promote the Assisted Living designation, as a philosophy of care and services that foster independence and dignity.   When the Assisted Living Facilities were established, other alternative housing emerged such as Adult Family Care Homes, Independent Living, and Alzheimer- dementia units. Small 6 beds facilities gained popularity because they can provide more personalized care (home type). They are licensed and

The Benefit from The Department of Veterans Affairs that is available to help covering the cost in the Assisted Living, home or Skilled Nursing Homes.   The Veteran or surviving spouse must demonstrate a regular need for assistance with Activities of the Daily Living- bathing, dressing, medication management, etc.   This benefit is called Aid & Attendance, every claim has to meet a criteria to received this benefit. Like: Veterans must have served a minimum of 90 days of active duty. 1 of those days must be during a period of War. The need for assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). A surviving spouse marriage must

Managing diabetes starts with mealtime. Creating a meal plan is about breaking old habits and coming up with a strategy that works for your schedule, your blood glucose, and your eating preferences. There are several meal planning tools to help you manage diabetes, but the key is to find the one that you're comfortable using. Get started with these 3 solid meal-planning strategies. Make a list. A running shopping list is a good way to stay organized. Keep it near the fridge, and when you have a thought about a healthy item, write it down. When shopping day arrives, you'll be ready to

Medicaid provided financial assistance for people who qualify. The Florida Medicaid Program implemented a new system through which Medicaid, recipients receive long term care services. There are requirements in order to received benefits from this program, with a professional assistance you will find those guidelines. With the Florida Long -Term Care Managed Care Program a person can remain in their home or go to an Assisted Living Facility. Medicaid does not pay the entire cost of care. It is based on their income. Pro Placement Counselors can guide you in understanding these programs, and get the benefits from these programs. More information please call