Critter Corner: VA Launches New Health Care Website and Other Resources

Dear Oakley, My father is a Veteran, and I am his caregiver. I help make appointments for his health care and could certainly use information about what’s out there to help him. The VA website is so cumbersome with so much … [Read more...]

Scam Alert: There Has Been an Uptick in Pension Poaching Scams

William Webster, 98, is a World War II Navy veteran and former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He and his wife, Lynda, were targeted in a scam recently, according to an FBI.gov report. When the couple … [Read more...]

How Do Medical Foster Homes Work for a Veteran’s Care?

Q. My father is a U.S. Army veteran in need of more care than we can provide for him in our home. He’s not sure he is ready to go to a nursing home yet. Does the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) offer any programs for … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What is Homemaker Home Health Aide Care for Veterans?

Dear Hayek, My mother is a U.S. Navy veteran and we can use some caregiving assistance in her home. Can you tell me a little more about the VA’s Homemaker Home Health Aide Care program? Thanks for your help! Karen … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Are Military Retirees and Disabled Veterans Getting a Raise Next Year?

Dear Oakley, I heard a rumor that military retirees and disabled veterans are getting a hefty raise next year. Is this true? Thanks for your help. Mo Money --- Dear Mo, According to the Defense Department, there are … [Read more...]

Veterans with PTSD Could Qualify for Service Dogs at No Cost through the PAWS Act

Q. My husband, Kyle, is a veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He often experiences upsetting memories, feels on edge, and has a lot of trouble sleeping. At times, it’s even difficult for him to do normal daily activities, … [Read more...]

Which Veteran’s Benefits are Expanding and Increasing in 2021?

Chris, a 75-year-old Vietnam veteran, is planning on moving to Northern Virginia to reside with his son and his family. He is eager to remain at his son's home for as long as possible, but is concerned he won’t be able to manage … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Veterans Can Connect with Their Families Through Free Portals

Dear Angel, I am a disabled Air Force veteran, and my husband and I live in Northern Virginia. We have mostly stayed in the house due to the pandemic and miss seeing family. I am pretty technologically savvy and we’d love to … [Read more...]

Helping Veterans with PTSD During COVID-19

Q. I’m a new caregiver for my father, Ted. Since I began a few months ago, most of my caregiving has been at a distance, due to the coronavirus. Dad has Post-traumatic Stress Disorder from his time in the Vietnam War. What can I … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Resources for Veterans (and others) with PTSD During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Hayek, My father is a veteran with PTSD who is being cared for at home by my mother. I know the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been easy on them, having to stay at home all time and not being able to see their grandchildren in … [Read more...]

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