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Very likely, he qualifies. You'll have to check with your local Veterans Affairs people to see, however. Much depends on openings.

Good luck. He deserves good care and the VA homes should give it.
Carol
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I agree with everything Carol said. Here's the link to the Veteran's Administration website which may provide you with some information (or, at the least, who to contact):
http://www.va.gov/

My dad was a POW in World War II and has gotten amazing healthcare through the VA Hospitals in our area.

Best of luck with everything ~
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My mom was brought from New York, she was in an asisting living, you see she had Alzheimer's/dementia and had fallen. I wass her Durable power of attorney I was in charge. but I had to leave my job to take care of certain things. Yes you can place a loved one into a assisting living, using the assistance of medicare or medicaid plus if you have his veternans papers you will be given assistance It does take some time. In my moms case, she had a house in New York that I had to sell, I could not get the extra help when I had to place her in assisting living until all her money was gone. Start getting the paper work together, get with elder care and find a good clean assisting living first. Check around and visit several. My mom's was placed with assisatance with a program in Florida ( with the help of elder care and also a another company program, plus her medicare and bluecross blueshild paid for her medicine. The veternans I meant with the top adminstration in floirda and they started the process. That was in Jan 2009. However the first Veternans check was received or processed until Nov 1, 2009. mom passed away on Novemebr 5, 2009 in my arms. her body could take any more. I was able to have my mom buried with my dad in the Veternans cememtary in New York Long Island since I had all dad's paper work and was the durable power of attorney. I still need to check the grave site but its been so hard to get up to New York. I also had a pre paid bruiel set up years before, due to her illness. She had several paid up insurance polices in my name so they help. I am still awaiting the info that was sent to the VA last year. About the back paid money that was promised, I know they are very busy, and they have been very helpful with me so I am still awating. There are several papers you will need such as discharge and others that I forget now. I hope every thing goes ok for you and your family, take care. Bless you and take care.
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Based on everything I've done I would say that the VA will definitely "assist" financially with an assisted living facility. Check your County Veterans Administration or Council on Aging for information. They will assist you (for free) in filling out all the paperwork and sending it in. They are knowledgeable on the subject and know what papers are needed. DO NOT pay anyone for this service, the VA offers the service of assisting you to fill out forms and submitting them for free. I found there are many companies who make it seem like they are part of the VA who tell you they will "assist you in the process for free", but there is always a "catch". Be cautious of that. Go either to the VA website and inquire or call your County Administration for assistance.
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I tried to get help from the vereran's for my mother who is a vereran's wife but there was nothing available because my dad did not serve in wartime. But there is alot of help out there for people who served during wartime. Contact your local vereran's administration.
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YES.

1. Go visit the VA Homes you are interest in.

2. Speak to the Admissions Coordinator at any of the homes and she/he will help you fill out the papers (not bad, I did it for my dad)

3. He will get on a waiting list.

4. Be prepared to move as soon as an opening is available because they will not hold them even for one week.

5. There is a maximum $$ they can take from your dad for his VA Home stay per month. Find out what it is. He may already have enough in SS and pension.

6. Make sure the home is a tiered facility for your dad's future comfort. Asst Living, Alzheimers wing, nursing home wing...etc... There is nothing worse than having to move your parent to Asst. Living only to be told when they get worse that they have to move out of the place they have come to know into a nursing home.
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What year span qualifies a person for WWII benefits, and what years for the Korean war?
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