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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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
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