Many spouses incorrectly assume that there is no longer any VA assistance available to them after their veteran spouse passes away. Fortunately, a benefit called the survivors pension provides additional income to surviving spouses and their children.
Medicaid is a complicated program with state-specific rules that can help pay for long-term care services for seniors with low income and limited resources. Explore New York State's rules for income, assets and coverage.
There are countless facets involved in determining if a person if eligible for Medicaid, but relationship status does have an impact. If you think you or your loved one may eventually need Medicaid, be sure to take your marital status into consideration.
In 2012, I was diagnosed with cognitive impairment—most likely Alzheimer’s. I will share my experiences in an ongoing blog series on AgingCare.com, offering caregivers a unique perspective on what it's like to live "inside a fading mind."
One of the biggest challenges of taking care of a spouse with dementia is the ever-changing nature of your relationship. How do you cope when your partner’s personality has changed, or they don’t remember you or your life together?