Veterans, Home Health Care and Technology

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has become an unlikely and innovative pioneer in the quest to provide cost-effective, quality in-home care for veterans. Although the agency has long been mired in controversies surrounding its programs, particularly arbitrary caregiver dismissals, the home health services sector of the VA has long been touted as an overall success story. [...]

March 21st, 2019|

How To Protect Our Veterans From Scams – Five Warning Signs

In the current Internet age, where scammers are increasingly difficult to locate and arrest, consumer awareness and prevention is the best weapon we have to combat these schemes. For that purpose, the AARP Fraud Watch Network and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service have partnered in the launch of Operation Protect Veterans — a national campaign to warn [...]

March 19th, 2019|

New Opportunities for Wartime Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released new eligibility rules for the VA pension program. VA pension, a tax-free monthly cash benefit, is available to wartime Veterans who served at least 90 days of active duty service with 1 day during a declared period of war. Surviving spouses of wartime Veterans may also qualify [...]

November 27th, 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|