Happy Veterans Day…I have 1,440 minutes to celebrate with you
Today is a very special day, where we take time to honor and celebrate those who have sacrificed their lives and time with their family to fight for the freedom of our nation and keeping peace in the world. Here in Keeping In Touch Solutions, we are celebrating 1,440 minutes of our day, today, caring for the elderly veterans and recording stories from the veterans.
Veterans and caregivers do have some challenges that keep them sleepless some nights:
Most of the issues are related to health care and financial matters. Do you know where to go for help? Where can you find all the benefits that you heard Uncle Jon is getting in Iowa? Your aging veteran dad and you are in Indiana and you can’t seem to find those benefits?
What can you do right now to help your aging parents who are veterans?
Visit the Veterans Affairs website: The VA operates more than 1,300 facilities caring for veterans including 900 ambulatory care and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 43 residential rehabilitation treatment programs, 90 comprehensive home-care programs and over 200 Veterans hospitals.
There is one near you! Check out their website for benefits like
Health related care
Education and job training
Burial and memorial Benefits
Dependents and survivors’ benefits
Veteran’s on limited income
These are just a few that are listed on the website.
State benefits for Veterans: In the State of Indiana we have a separate section on the State’s website devoted to Veterans and helping Veterans sort out the benefits that are applicable to their needs. Their main mission is to help Veterans obtain every benefit and advantage due them under the laws of the State of Indiana and the United States.
The county has certified County Veteran Service Officers. Find out from your state department if they have a division for assisting Veterans. These Certified Officers are available to answer any questions and if you are a care giver to an elderly parent or grandparent who is a veteran, don’t hesitate to contact the state department.
The Veteran’s Administration’s Social Media team: Like any other businesses and agencies in the world today, the VA has gone into social media. This is a great advantage for you to post questions on Twitter or Facebook to the VA’s attention to get immediate help. The government is listening to your need! Ask for help if you need it.
Keeping in Touch Solutions pays attention to the needs of our Veterans…we have been assisting our elderly veterans in the Indiana area by recording their stories all week and giving out information on Veterans’ benefits. We have been doing this for a long time.
If you need more information about Keeping In Touch Solutions care giving services, Veteran’s benefits or just need to touch base with someone who knows about caring for your aging parents or an aging veteran…please give us a call at 1800-788-1280 or send us your email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a story to share about your experience as a veteran? We would love to hear from you. Here is a link for sharing.
Again, Happy Veteran’s Day!
A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.
Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let’s make a difference together.
I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.
For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.
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