Veterans Affairs Nationwide Ranking of 133 VA Nursing Homes

In an unprecedented move furthering transparency within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) it has released the internal rankings of 133 VA nursing homes nationwide. The 5-star ranking system helps veterans and their families to locate the best facility possible in their area. The posted performance ratings are slated to be updated annually and includes: the names [...]

October 18th, 2018|

Financial Benefits for Veterans and their Survivors

If you are a veteran, or if you are caring for one, it is essential to understand the many veterans’ benefits programs available through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Often, financial support is available to a veterans spouse or their survivors as well as the veteran themselves. Even if there has never been a claim [...]

October 9th, 2018|

Helpful Ways to Pay for Assisted Living Costs

California assisted living rent can vary from $3,000 to $10,000 monthly. Depending on what type of care your loved one needs, assisted living can be the most affordable solution when compared to a nursing home ($8,000 to $16,000 or more per month) or long-term in-home care ($24 - $30 per hour). If closely monitored medical [...]

August 30th, 2018|

3 Mental Health Issues Veterans Face

Mental health issues plague the lives of many of our veterans. These issues bring with them problems for the veterans and the people they love. It can make transitioning back to civilian life very difficult. Let’s take a look at three common mental health issues faced by our veterans. Depression Depression is rampant among veterans. [...]

July 31st, 2018|

Major Overhaul of Veteran Care Passed by Senate

President Trump signed legislation Wednesday paving the way for a major overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs and expanded access for veterans to VA-funded care in the private sector. The bill will expand long-term and post-acute care (LT/PAC) options. Known as S2373, the VA Mission Act of 2018, it includes a provision authorizing the Department of Veterans [...]

June 11th, 2018|