Monthly Archives: October 2014

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Veterans’ Benefits

veterans benefits for seniors and surviving spouses

veterans benefits for seniors and surviving spousesFor those who have served in the nation’s armed forces, the benefits offered through the Veterans Health Administration are extremely valuable. Here are six things about veterans’ benefits that you may not have known. (more…)

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How to Apply for VA Benefits

How to Apply for VA Benefits

How to Apply for VA Benefits If your parent or family member is a senior veteran, help them determine their eligibility for VA benefits and learn how to apply for what may be available to them. (more…)

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VA Benefits: What You’re Eligible For, How to Apply…

Many seniors struggle financially, even with their Social Security and Medicare benefits supplementing any retirement or savings income they may have. But for a large group of older adults who served in the military, another source of income and benefits is available.


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VA Benefits for Assisted Living & Senior Care

Veterans (VA) benefits and assisted living

Veterans (VA) benefits and assisted livingMilitary veterans and survivors who require the aid and attendance of another person, whether at home or in an assisted living community, may be eligible for an increased monthly benefit that is over and above their basic VA pension. Known as the Veterans Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension, this benefit is provided to qualifying veterans, their spouses or surviving spouses. …Read more ›

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Pre-Register Now for the 11/19/14 #ElderCareChat

Join @Seniors4Living, @Caregiving, and a special guest from Silverado Senior Living for another dynamic #ElderCareChat conversation on Wednesday, June 4th at 1pm ET.

Michelle Seitzer (@Seniors4Living) will lead a discussion, guided by Medical Director at the Silverado Encinitas Memory Care Community Dr. John W. Daly (@SilveradoCare), about ensuring the physical health of seniors with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia.

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#ElderCareChat 10/15/14 Recap: Overcoming Common Caregiving Challenges

Review highlights from this week's conversation on how to overcome several common caregiving challenges.

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 44 new and returning participants shared tips and strategies for overcoming common caregiving challenges, be it incontinence, wandering (related to dementia), the need for respite, lack of support from family members, finding the best care, and more.

Check out these highlights (with discussion questions included):

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#ElderCareChat 10/1/14 Recap: Helping Ourselves During Tough Times

Review highlights from this week's discussion about taking care of ourselves and others during tough times.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 56 new and returning participants shared tips and strategies for successful self-care, and the care of others, during tough times in our lives. As caregivers and as caring people, we all face difficult life phases, transitional periods of growth and change, pivotal points in our …Read more ›

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