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Aid and Attendance, What is it and who is Eligible?

Veterans, who served during war time and who are 65 years and older, may qualify for a tax-free pension called Aid and Attendance awarded by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This Pension is part of the Veterans Benefit Program and was designed to provide financial aid for war era veterans to help cover the cost […]

Assessment of Need for Community Services & Out-of-Home Placement

The questions in this guide provide a framework to evaluate the effectiveness of a person’s formal supports (In-Home Supportive Services, case management, etc.), informal supports (family members, friends) and care needs. There is no magic formula that determines when more formal support services are needed or when out-of-home placement is necessary. Every individual and her/his […]

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