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Veterans Adult Day Care

Veterans who want to remain at home during their senior years will often need some assistance to live independently. Many times the care is provided by family members or professional caregivers. Another option is adult day care.

An adult day care center is a place where seniors can go during the day to socialize, participate in recreational activities and receive services tailored to their specific needs. It is a safe and supervised environment for aging adults, including individuals with physical disabilities or mental impairments. Read more

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Home Care for Veterans

Home care is non-medical care provided at home. It is often the first type of care that a senior veteran will need. With home care, aging veterans can remain self-sufficient for as long as possible in a familiar and comfortable environment. It is an alternative to living in care facilities like assisted living or board and care homes. Read more

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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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ADLs – Activities of Daily Living Explained

Understanding the purpose and role of Activities of Daily Living in regards to long-term care will make it easier to get the help you or a loved-one needs. This includes benefits that can pay for care, like Aid & Attendance.

Activities of daily living (ADLs) refers to daily tasks that a person normally executes without assistance. The term originated during the 1950s as a way of evaluating an individual’s ability to function in life.  When someone cannot perform these activities, they are no longer able to care for themselves. Read more

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