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Assisted Living for Veterans

Most veterans will want to remain at home as they grow older, also referred to as aging in place. As care requirements increase, other housing options may need to be explored, including transitioning to an assisted living facility (ALF).  Residents at an assisted living facility receive around-the-clock personal care along with many other types of support services. With assisted living, veterans can continue to live independently in a safe environment. Read more

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Long-Term Care for Veterans

According to 2017 estimates, 46% of living U.S. veterans are over the age of 65 (National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics). Many of them will end up needing some type of long-term care in their remaining years.

What Is Long-Term Care

People who require long-term care often have chronic health conditions, disabilities or cognitive impairments. The care can be non-medical (custodial) care, medical (skilled) or a combination of both. Read more

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Vietnam Veterans honored in overdue ceremonies

Some of the people wearing military uniforms after the Vietnam War were treated with disrespect, but recently, for perhaps the first time, they were shown gratitude.

A call recently went to Vietnam era veterans in Colorado, asking if they’d like to participate in a commemoration ceremony marking 50 years since the time of the war. Read more

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VA Pensions and Eligible Periods of War

A VA pension is a needs-based monetary benefit for veterans and surviving spouses with limited financial resources. Several requirements must be met to receive a pension, such as the veteran must be 65 years and older or totally disabled, and having served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one day during an eligible period of war. This includes service in non-combat zones, except for the early years of the Vietnam Era.

Veterans who entered active duty after September 7, 1980 will usually need to have served at least 24 months or the entire period for which they were called to active duty, with at least one day during an eligible period of war. Read more

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Number of WWII veterans is dwindling

The men and women who served our country during World War II are leaving us rapidly. Veterans from this era are dwindling in numbers as time marches forward.

In 2013 there were more than 1.7 million Americans alive who served in World War II, but according to the Department of Veterans Affairs, around 620,000 American veterans from the war are estimated to still be alive as of 2016. Read more

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