AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Is a nationwide
community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating
cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and
diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy
AMERICAN RED CROSS Is a worldwide community-based non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives, education and emergency services.
ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA Provides care and services to individuals confronting dementia and to their caregivers and families.
AMERICAN OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION The
authority in the optometric profession and leads the way in its mission
of improving the quality and availability of eye and vision care.
BELTONE Beltone has been helping people hear better for over 65 years as the most trusted name in hearing care among adults over fifty.
DEMENTIA CARE PROFESSIONALS OF AMERICA Provides training, qualification and other benefits to healthcare professionals involved in dementia care.
ELDERLAW ANSWERS Resource for advice and answers on legal issues for seniors
HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA HDSA
provides resources and support for HD families and educates the public
(including medical professionals) aobut HD while building awareness
about HD and advocate for HD patients and their families. HD is a
degenerative brain disorder that slowly diminishes the ability to work,
think, talk and reason.
THE NATIONAL HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE ORGANIZATION Established
by the National institute of Health, the NIA leads a broad scientific
effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the health,
active years of life.
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING The NHPCO is dedicated to promoting and maintaining quality care for terminally ill patients and their families.
NIH SENIOR HEALTH Health information from the national institutes of health for seniors.
PATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATION A
national non-profit organization that serves as an active liason
between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to
resolve insurance, job retention and/or debtt crisis matters relative
to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys.
Patient Advocate Foundation seeks to safeguard patients through
effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment
and preservation of their financial stability.
PRIVATE DUTY HOME CARE ASSOCIATION The
PDHCA believes that all persons with needs should be able to live
independently and safely at home for as long as possible with the
assistance of qualified, accountable home care services.
VETERAN'S AID & ASSISTANCE The Veterans' administration offers a special pension of Aid and Attendance
(A&A) benefit to veterans and their spouses, or to surviving spouses, who
require regular attendance of another person to assist with activities of daily
living (ADL's) which can include eating, bathing, dressing, undressing,
medication management, or other needs. Many families overlook this benefit with
Veterans or surviving spouses who need additional monies to help care for ailing
parents or loved ones. Aid and Attendance can help pay for care in the home,
assisted living facilities including residential care homes, and nursing
The benefit is available to those individuals or their surviving spouses that
served ninety (90) consecutive days of active duty, at least one (1) of those
days occurring during a period of "wartime" as declared by Congress.
The following is a list of periods of "wartime" designated by Congress for
World War II: December 7, 1941 through July 25, 1947 as long as continuous
active duty started before December 31, 1946.
Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950 through January 31, 1955.
Vietnam Era: August 5,1964 through May 7, 1975 or active service in the
Republic of Vietnam from February 28, 1961 through May 7, 1975.
VA Aid and Attendance maximum monthly pension rates for 2009 are:
Veteran with Spouse
We recommend that you contact Transitions For Veterans, a
free service, for further information and assistance in applying for this
benefit. They can be reached toll free 888-929-6055.