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VA benefits for veterans over the age of 65: Housebound Pension and Aid and Attendance Pension | BrightStar Downtown Houston

August 6, 2012

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Part 1 Monetary Assistance for in-home care for veterans Part 2 VA benefits for veterans over the age of 65: Basic Pension What are Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits? Aid and Attendance (A&A) is an enhanced or special monthly pension benefit paid in addition to basic pension. You may not receive enhanced or special monthly pension without first establishing eligibility for […]

VA benefits for veterans over 65: Basic Pension | BrightStar Downtown Houston

August 6, 2012

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This is part 2 in our series of VA, Veterans Administration, benefits available for veterans and their spouses needing in-home care. Part 1 “Monetary assistance with in-home care for veterans” dealt with qualifications the VA places on these  pensions.  Note that these Veterans Administration pensions not military pensions. Basic Pension The VA classifies any veteran […]

Assistance with in-home care for veterans | BrightStar Downtown Houston

August 6, 2012

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If you or a loved one are a veteran and you are over 65 you need to read on. There are several pensions provided through the Veterans Administration designed to help you.  If you think you qualify you should contact the VA.  I will be covering the different pensions in the coming days. What is […]

Do you ask yourself “how can I ever get through this?” Part 3, fear and worry. | BrightStar Downtown Houston

August 5, 2012

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The stress on a family caregiver can be immense and the tendency can be to focus on getting the job done and not take the time to examine the feelings and frustrations we feel.  As we focus on the job at hand we can begin to feel loneliness, boredom, fear and worry and a loss […]

A Desperate Act, Born of Depression

August 5, 2012

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When I lived in Miami it was common for  stories like this to make the news and that was back in the 1990s.  The fact is we don’t do a good job of taking care of providing psychological treatment for anyone in the United States.  As family we need to be more aware of how […]

Do you ask yourself “how can I ever get through this?” Part 2, being bored.

August 2, 2012

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The stress on a family caregiver can be immense and the tendency can be to focus on getting the job done and not take the time to examine the feelings and frustrations we feel. As we focus on the job at hand we can begin to feel loneliness, boredom, fear and worry and a loss […]

Do you ask yourself “how can I ever get through this?” Part 1, feeling lonely. | downtown-houston

August 1, 2012

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When serious illness strikes a family the stress on a family caregiver can be immense. Whether the person needing care is a child or an adult our tendency can be to focus on getting the job of caregiver done and for short and not take the time to examine the feelings and frustrations we feel. […]