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Senior Care, Estate Planning

End of Life Planning for Veterans and Family – End of life planning is very important for everyone, rich and not so rich. Without the proper planning and documents your state will direct where your belongings go which can be costly for your family, and Doctors will dictate your final treatment and where it takes place. To control and simplify how and where you spend your final days and how your possessions get distributed, you need an end of life plan. The following sites may say the same thing, but they present it somewhat differently so please look them over and as you make your plans for your final days, finances and family.

  • Guide to Veterans Benefits for Assisted Living and Long Term Care This guide aims to explain the available VA-related payment sources and the long-term care options available to Veterans and their surviving spouses. It is very thorough and well explained guide to make sure you get the benefits for longterm care you have earned.
  • End of Life Planning for Veterans End-of-life planning is much more than finalizing your affairs and getting your will in order. Especially if you’re a Veteran, end-of-life planning involves accounting for how your legacy will be honored, and how future generations will remember you and your service.
  • End of life planning guide for Medicare Patients – things to know,,,, Medicare will cover hospice expenses after you’ve been certified as terminally ill. However, once you’ve begun hospice care, Medicare won’t cover any treatments intended to cure you or any expenses related to hospital care unless arranged by your hospice team. Likewise, Medicare also covers various palliative care options for long-term illnesses. This includes (but is not limited to) inpatient and outpatient care as well as counseling for mental health.
  • Selling a House After A Death of A Loved One is a guide to help with the process. While nothing can completely take away the pain and grief, we hope that following these steps will help make property sales after death a little less daunting and a smoother process.
  • Estate Planning Basics When people think of estate planning, they tend to focus on the distribution of an individual’s assets and other property when he or she passes away. Although that’s certainly a component of estate planning, there’s much more that a person can do to ensure that his or her intentions and wishes are honored in the case of mental incapacity or upon passing away. This section provides resources related to estate planning, including a discussion of estate laws, tips for creating an estate plan, and an explanation of how probate works.
  • VetAssist – Veterans Home Care’s exclusive VetAssist Program helps veterans, or their surviving spouses, apply for the Department of Veterans Affairs benefit called Aid & Attendance which pays for assistance with activities of daily living. We can get home care started before the VA processes the claim and before our clients receive VA funds.
  • Nurse Next Door – It’s about caring, Not just health care. We make it possible for seniors to live in their own home. Nurse Next Door’s extraordinary family of Caregivers can take care of your loved one so you can get back to being a daughter or son. We do meal prep, homemaking, personal care, transportation, caregiver relief/respite care, companionship, around the clock care and end of life care. We also work closely with Veteran’s Home Care and their VetAssist Program.
  • Paradigm Health – Hospice & Palliative Care in Indianapolis offers a unique combination of Hospice & Palliative services to Central Indiana. We’re proud to be Hoosiers caring for Hoosiers working with local families to maintain and maximize quality of life through compassionate caregiving in a personal setting no matter where our patients call home.
  • is a website for you to find an assisted living home in your state, city or where ever you want to look. Assisted living is a type of care for older adults who need help with normal daily activities that’s provided in a residential facility. To best understand what assisted living is, it can be helpful to define what it’s not. It is not a nursing home or a setting where residents need round-the-clock medical care. Instead, seniors in assisted living receive personal care and assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming and toileting so that they’re able to live as independently as possible.
  • Assisted Living Today – offers options for low-income elders who are no longer able to live alone in their own home but do not require around the clock care provided in a nursing home. It explains care options and costs associated with each care option, financial assistance, Veterans benefits, Insurance, Medicaid & non-Medicaid state assistance, social security and housing options in your area…. It’s a start.
  • Senior Housing for Low-Income Residents – Lists resources available for seniors who have inadequate incomes to pay all their housing costs. Finding a low-income housing option isn’t always easy, but knowing which government and nonprofit programs exist to help with housing can make all the difference. On our site you’ll find information on programs that provide housing assistance to low-income seniors with a variety of housing needs.
  • Guide To Government Aid for SeniorsThis guide provides a comprehensive list of the various federal and state government aid programs that are available to help seniors access the necessities of life without facing severe financial duress. With this significant need for assistance among the country’s senior population, federal and state governments have developed an array of programs to help those who need it obtain funds and services that enable them to live independently or access long-term care, as well as programs to help seniors access necessary services, such as health care, transportation and food.
  • Guides for Assisted Living and Memory Care in Indiana – Finding the right care facility can be an overwhelming process for families. Recognizing this, created two comprehensive, user-friendly guides to help caregivers and families in Indiana make informed decisions when choosing either a memory care or assisted living facility. These two guides, Assisted Living and Memory Care,  offer objective, up-to-date information on facilities tailored to the needs of older adults with progressive cognitive disorders, as well as those requiring assisted living support. These communities, managed by skilled professionals, ensure a safe and nurturing environment for seniors in various stages of life.
  • Memory Care Facilities – is a free service that helps families who have loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Through our free search tool and nationwide database of memory care facilities, families who are in need of memory care are able to find licensed care homes and communities in their location which are best suited to take care of their loved ones.
  • Paying for Senior Care– Will help you understand your financial options for your long term care. This site has a program link by State which helps seniors with home modifications and ways to pay or get it for free. From wheelchair ramps to bathroom remodels and kitchen modification to stair lifts or personal care assistance, this site may be your savior.
  • Senior Living Guide to Downsizing and Decluttering – Depending on our age, our housing needs may shift because we are retiring, adult children are leaving, or we have health problems. Many may find this to be a major disruption in their lives as they must find a new way to live differently than they have for most of their lives.  We aim to help the advanced in age and their families manage this lifestyle change with this resource which gives great ideas on how to downsize or declutter to make life easier for those entering their golden years.
  • Ultimate Guide for Elderly Safety – As we all age there will be challenges along the way that we will need assistance with. This guide gives you basic safety tips for in-home, driving, technology, internet and avoiding scams.
  • Seniors’ Guide to Medication Management, covers important tips and tricks for seniors and their caregivers to properly handle prescriptions. This medication management guide is designed to empower seniors, caregivers, and family members with helpful information to maximize the benefits of medication while reducing the risk of medication errors and drug interactions. As with all information dealing with medication and health guidance, always check with your doctor or pharmacist before you take any new medication or make changes to your medication regimen.
  • Grants For Seniors is a guide for seniors covering subjects such as:
    • Financial help, Health Care, Help with rent, Housing assistance, Food assistance, Clothing assistance, Transportation assistance, Daily life and so on.
    • They cover many resources in all 50 states and over 200 of the largest cities to help our elderly reach their benefits where they live.

Disclaimer: The web sites listed above are not associated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by the Hamilton County Veterans Corp., or its Officers, and has no official or unofficial affiliation with the Hamilton County Veterans Corp., or its Officers, or its membership. This web page was created as a resource for the members of the Hamilton County Veterans Corp. as well as use by the general public

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