Family Caregivers of Veterans May Qualify for Compensation

Looking for a way to help Mom and Dad pay for home care or assisted living? Perhaps you are their caregiver. Wouldn't it be nice to receive some compensation to help you provide their care? There is financial help available for senior veterans and their spouses.For veterans who served during...

Helping Our Parents Prepare for Their Future

There is a very good chance that you or someone you know is taking care of elderly parents now or looking at that possibility in the near future. In 2008 a USA TODAY/ABC News/Gallup Poll of baby boomers found that 41% who had a living parent were providing care for them — either financial...

Getting Your Affairs in Order

Recently I had someone in my office wanting to know what his options were for taking care of his In-laws. In 2004, when the first signs of medical troubles appeared, he had, with his wife and her siblings, tried to convince the parents that they needed to get their affairs in order. They...

Legal Issues with Veterans Benefits

AccreditationThe VA Pension Benefit helps veterans and surviving spouses pay for assisted living care in the home, nursing home, or assisted living facility. It pays up to $1,949 per month to provide care for single or married veterans, or their surviving spouses. Applicants must meet ...

How We Benefit from Being Grateful

The Science of GratitudeResearchers Robert A. Emmons, University of California - Davis, and Michael E. McCullough, University of Miami, have been conducting a study on gratitude. Three groups of participants in the study were asked to keep journals. One group used their journals to record the...
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