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While the Aid and Attendance Pension Isn’t Available to All Veterans, for Some It Can Be the Difference Between Getting Home Care and Relying on Family

The Aid and Attendance pension is not available to all veterans. In order to qualify, a veteran needs to have served at least one day of their active duty service during a time in which United States was actively engaged in combat. Simply stated, this means a veteran has to have served at least one…

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You Don’t Need a New Home Gym as a Senior to Regain Strength, Mobility, and That Zest for Life You Had Before Being Hospitalized!

The longer a person spends in the hospital, the more likely they have lost considerable strength, agility, and possibly even balance. The older that person is, the more pronounced these new challenges will be. When they are discharged and sent home, they will face a potentially lengthy recovery process. Most people aren’t focused on hospital…

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The Risks Seniors Take Are Sometimes More Than Family Can Bear

As children get older, their parents begin worrying more and more about them. That’s because they often begin taking more risks. When a child moves into his teenage years, plays more aggressive sports, spends more time out of the house with their friends, and eventually drives, it can lead to an incredible amount of anxiety.…

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Is It Okay to ‘Walk Away’ from Caring for an Aging Parent?

Alzheimer's Care in Havana FL: Visiting a Parent with Alzheimer's

This is one of the most important questions some family caregivers will face. When people begin looking after an aging parent or other person in their family, they often do it out of a sense of responsibility. They feel it’s their job. However, they never anticipate the stress it causes. Caregiver stress affects almost every…

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What More People Should Know About Hospital Readmission for Seniors

If you were to ask 100 people randomly about what hospital readmissions are, the vast majority of them might not have a clue. That’s because most people have never heard about hospital readmissions. Technically speaking, this would be any time a person needs to be readmitted within 30 days of their discharge. Some hospitals gauge…

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