July 4th is a huge day for celebration as we honor and celebrate our nations birthday.
During this day of 1,440 minutes please take time to honor and celebrate those heroes of the military.
To those men and women that have given of their time, their talents and some, their lives so that we could retain the freedoms and life we have here in the United States of America this Independence Day…we say thank you.
So when you see a veteran would you shake their hand and let them know how much you appreciate their service? Hand them a flag, a hug and a smile!
Many of our veterans, caregivers of veterans and their families face challenges and sleepless nights. Some have more problems than we can imagine. Many of these issues are related to healthcare and finances.
Both Dad and Uncle John in Iowa and Charlene in Ohio are facing many of the same challenges of where to get the services and information they need.
Take a look at John, a retiree and veteran who had a successful business and enjoyed living independently with his wife until he fell last summer. Since the fall, his mobility has been limited. He needs assistance in many areas of his life including coping with depression.
How can he get the help he needs while remaining in his own home or should they consider moving him into assisted living?
His independent and self-sufficient mindset is making things worse for his family.
So what’s next?
Will John qualify for Aid and Attendance Benefits?
Will this cover home care and assistance or does he need to move into a VA facility or?
What are the conditions and criteria for taking advantage of this monetary benefit?
What about benefits for John’s wife Mary?
There are four ways to attack the problem:
1. Find complete and detailed information online through the VA Pension site.
2. Call you local VA office and schedule a time to qualify.
3. Contact a local agency (often an attorney) that works on your behalf to help you.
4. Connect with the services of the AID & ATTENDANCE program.
We hope you can find the many benefits the VA has available for veterans.
Warning: Your independence and quality of life may depend on how deep you are willing to dig, how much you plan, how much action you are willing to do and how vocal you plan to be….
Our Hats off and our Courage To Do Award for this year goes to:
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 12, 2014
Veteran, Fighter Pilot and Former President of the United Sates of America, George H. Bush Sr. who banished all excuses (probably a moment or two of doubt) as he celebrated his 90th Birthday with another amazing skydive.
Thank you, Mr. President, for being an inspiration to young and old alike!
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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