Should Seniors Have Their Credit Locked Down?

In one of our recent training meetings, I received a great tip: Seniors (any maybe their kids) should contact all three credit reporting agencies and request that their ‘credit’ be ‘locked down.’ This of course would mean that they could no longer get a credit card or buy something on credit. But does a senior really need more credit? And if they do, the credit can be ‘unlocked’ so that they can buy a new

New Rules for VA Pension

On October 18, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs implemented substantial changes to their Pension Program (often called “Aid & Attendance”) which helps to offset the cost of personal care assistance for veterans and their surviving spouses. The VA Pension Program is a cash benefit program. To qualify, the veteran must have served at least 90 days active duty with at least one day during a period of war, and not have been dishonorably discharged.

It’s Never Too Late To Say ‘Thank You’ To Our Nation’s Veterans: Even At the End of Life

Americans across the country celebrate Veterans Day on November 11, a special day to salute the men and women who have bravely served our country in the military. These fellow Americans have made profound sacrifices in defense of freedom and they deserve our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. Honoring our nation’s Veterans includes supporting them throughout their entire lives, especially at the end. As our nation marks Veterans Day on November 11, Heart ‘n Home Hospice

Why Are Veterans Different Near the End of Life?

Psychological Pain The harsh toll of war includes diseases, disabilities and illnesses that can complicate end-of-life care. Even if a veteran successfully overcomes military trauma, symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can arise at the end of life. In addition to physical and psychological conditions, emotional concerns may surface, such as feeling the need to purge themselves of memories by discussing their military experience with others—sometimes for the first time. Navigating Veteran Needs At

Look for “the Horse of a Different Color” When Filing for the VA Benefit Aid & Attendance

Look for “the horse of a different color” when filing for the VA Benefit Aid & Attendance, and ONLY through a veteran-dedicated home care agency. If you are as old as I am, you will remember “the horse of a different color” from The Wizard of Oz. It stood out from all the rest and was truly different than any other horse. If you are looking for assistance with a complex VA benefit such as

The Things We Build Help Rebuild Us

We are Help Heal Veterans, founded in 1971. We provide FREE therapeutic arts and craft kits to military service members, to veterans receiving medical care, and to soldiers overseas.  The HHV craft kits provide physical benefits to include improving hand eye coordination and manual dexterity; and psychological benefits, such as relieving symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and depression.  We work closely with veterans and clinicians to design and provide the right HHV