Ashley is responsible for the planning and creation of AgingCare.com’s award-winning content. As a teenager, she assisted in caring for her step-father during his three-year battle with colon cancer. Now, through her work at AgingCare.com, she strives to inform and empower the caregivers who devote so much to helping and healing the ones they love.

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Veterans who are confined to their homes due to age, illness or disability may be able to receive a tax-free monetary benefit from the VA to help them pay for long-term care and support services.

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When an elderly loved one winds up in the hospital, things happen so quickly that it can leave family members overwhelmed by their new roles as advocates and caregivers. Take these 7 steps to quickly get organized and better manage their care.

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A tax-free monetary benefit from the VA can help low-income veterans who require the aid and attendance of another person pay for care services in their own homes and in residential settings like assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

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Beneficiaries with limited income and resources may qualify for one of these programs to help pay Medicare premiums and other health care costs.

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Learn how a tax-free monetary benefit from the VA can help financially needy veterans make ends meet.

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Familiarize yourself with the basic elder law documents that seniors and caregivers need. Create a cohesive legal, financial and medical plan that includes a will, advance directives, and powers of attorney (POA).

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Seniors over age 65 should receive an annual flu shot to safeguard their health. A high-dose vaccine provides increased protection from infection in individuals who have weaker immune systems.

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Familiarize yourself with the basic legal documents and forms that seniors and their caregivers use to create cohesive legal, financial and medical plans for the future.

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Providing care for a senior can be very rewarding, but without a balanced care plan and regular respite, family caregivers risk developing serious mental and physical health problems of their own.

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Advance directives are a useful tool for end-of-life planning, but there's another option for terminally ill elders who want to outline their future care preferences.

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An extensive investigation has revealed negligent scheduling practices at many VA facilities. Here are some important points to be aware of as the VA undergoes a much-needed overhaul.

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Your elders may have read to you when you were younger, but repaying the favor now can actually help you both stay happy and healthy.

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Fatal falls amongst adults 65 and older have risen significantly since 1999. These tips can help elders stay independent, and most importantly, safe.

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Over 20 million Americans age 40 and over are affected by a potentially debilitating condition called cataracts. Most of these people are also candidates for a painless outpatient procedure that could easily improve their eyesight and quality of life.

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A new survey shows that COPD sufferers need more information to effectively manage their condition. Experts weigh in on what caregivers and patients need to know.

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A roundup of web-based and mobile financial tools that will help you monitor your money, budget better and save more.

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401(k) plans are one tool for saving for retirement that financial advisers urge Americans not to forgo. If your employer offers one of these programs, opt in as soon as you can.

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401(k) plans are an employer-sponsored benefit that enables workers to set aside money towards their retirement. How do you decide which kind of 401(k) plan is best for you? Very carefully.

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Cataract surgery can provide patients diagnosed with dementia and vision loss even greater benefits than restored eyesight alone.

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The 2014 United States of Aging Survey reveals how older Americans’ attitudes benefit from setting goals and being proactive about their health.

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