A Little-Known Benefit for Aging Veterans

Here’s a riddle: When is a government benefit that pays for caregivers, assisted living and a nursing home not a benefit? When hardly any people know they’re entitled to it.

That seems to be the story with a Department of Veterans Affairs benefit called the Aid and Attendance and Housebound Improved Pension benefit, known as A&A, which can cover the costs of caregivers in the home (including sons and daughters who are paid to be

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Helping Your Parents Stay Out of the Nursing Home

Aging parents and their children sometimes disagree over the issues of safety versus independent living. Here are steps you can take to make your parents’ home safer.

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5 Ways to Find Cash for Caregivers

The recession wiped out plenty of well-paying jobs, and it’s created lots of backbreaking unpaid ones. More than 20 million Americans provide care to a parent who needs help but is not in a nursing home, according to a 2009 report by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP.

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Alzheimer’s in the Family: A Personal Story

by Advocare

For the millions of Americans who suffer from Alzheimer’s, and the millions more that are caregivers to those afflicted, there are infinite stories that affect each and every one of us deeply. Direct caregivers suffer the indignities right along with their loved ones on a daily basis. For family members who live far away, or children who are not always around the patient, the changes that have occurred with their elder and the

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Scaling Down (Almost) Painlessly in South Florida

Moving an aging loved one to a smaller home can be hard on everyone involved.  I found this article on SeniorAdvice.com that has some good suggestions to help you.  Here is an excerpt below, to read the full article Click Here.

Moving to a smaller house or apartment in a retirement community almost always involves a certain degree of trauma, both for the elder who’s moving and for family members. However, by planning ahead you

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Senior Care Giver Services: When It Becomes Too Much in South Florida

I found this article and wanted to pass it along to you.  For more assistance with an aging loved one in the South Florida area visit our website at www.caremanage.com. 

By Gordon Petten Caring for an elderly family member can be overwhelming, especially if that family member is unable to live independently. There are many important decisions that must be made, some of which are revised on a daily basis. Caring for an elderly family

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Caring for Senior Veterans in South Florida – VA Long Term Care Benefits

The United States has fought many wars throughout the world to keep freedom here at home and continues to do so. From the beginning our country has established a program to care for the men and women of our military who fought in those wars, many of whom are now in their senior years.

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South Florida Elder Care Myths

Myths associated with selecting quality nursing home care suggest quick and easy ways to identify quality care. In fact, relying on these myths can lead to disastrous results. I have identified a few of the most common myths in hopes of helping you avoid some of the problems commonly found in many nursing homes.

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