Browsing All posts tagged under »Assisted living«

Veterans Benefits for the Aging

February 18, 2013


Seniors in our country are living longer and with higher living costs and the continued rise in healthcare expenditures, many are at risk of quickly depleting their savings.  For aging veterans, one of their most important benefit programs is the Veterans Non-Service Connected Improved Pension Benefit Program.  This program provides financial support to help veterans […]

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

August 6, 2012


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 […]

New strategies help dementia patients stay home longer: BrightStar can help

July 29, 2012


  Keeping aging parents at home can be challenging but BrightStar is there to help.  Recent findings bring new hope that patients with dementia can avoid institutionalization longer — and stay at home instead if they receive the proper in-home care. This is thanks to a new system of care identified in a recent study […]

Caregiving for your aging parent, spouse or significant other

May 23, 2012


Nothing can create stress and conflict in our lives like taking care of an aging parent or spouse or a sick child.  Today we will focus on elder care.  On a beautiful spring morning, “Alice” (name changed) rises to catch a ride from her daughter’s home to the local Senior Center to attend the adult […]

Caring for the Elderly – Government Sites

May 12, 2012


A list of Government sites that have information on care for the elderly, if you have additional information please let me know so I can add it. An all-purpose site with interactive tools for planning and paying for long-term care and choosing among drug plans. Includes searchable inspection results, good and bad, for the […]