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Tuesday, 18 December 2012 01:14
Public Misconception Provides a False Sense of Security
Surveys by organizations that support long term care planning, such as the AARP, consistently reveal that a majority of the American public thinks the government will provide long term care services when the time comes for needing those services.

A recent national survey by the AARP, of people 45 years and older, discloses that 59% of respondents think Medicare will pay for extended nursing home costs and 52% believe Medicare will...

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Tuesday, 18 December 2012 01:14
It comes as a surprise to some people who had experience with VA health care during the 1970s and 1980s that this same system is now considered the best medical care in the United States. To illustrate this we quote below articles and comments from the several sources.

BusinessWeek, July 17, 2006 "The Best Medical Care in the Nation
How Veterans Affairs transformed itself -- and what it means for the rest of us"

"To much of the public, though, the VA's image is hobbled by its...

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Tuesday, 18 December 2012 00:14
Under the right conditions, about 33% of all seniors in this country could qualify for up to $1,843 a month in additional income from the Department of Veterans Affairs. This money can be used to pay just about anyone to provide elder care services at home. As an example, these funds can be used to pay children, other relatives, friends, home care companies, or domestic workers. Adequate documentation and evidence must be provided in order to receive money from VA for these services...

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Monday, 17 December 2012 23:14
UNDERSTANDING CAREGIVER STRESS

A 2003 study of caregivers by a research team at Ohio State University has proven the off-repeated adage "stress can kill you" is true. The focus of the investigation was the effect the stress of caregiving had on caregivers. The team, led by Dr. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, reports on a 6-year study of elderly people caring for spouses with Alzheimer's Disease. The study not only found a significant deterioration in the health of caregivers when compared to a...

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Monday, 17 December 2012 22:14
What if 33% of all seniors in this country could receive up to $1,800 a month in additional income from the government to cover their long term care costs? They can! Under the right circumstances, a little-known federal program will pay additional income to cover long term care costs for at least 1/3 of all US senior households. But the provisions of this program are such a well-kept secret that only 4.6% of eligible seniors are actually receiving the benefit. The great news about this...

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