Articles tagged with: Paying for Assisted Living

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Posted by: The Bristal

Many people assume assisted living is impossibly expensive or that they could never afford it. In reality, the cost of assisted living can be very affordable. Rates vary based on several factors, like location, services and amenities, and the amount of care a resident requires. When you take into consideration all the monthly costs of maintaining a house, and add on the value of meals, housekeeping services, a daily calendar of events, and on-site amenities, moving to an assisted living community can be a wonderful lifestyle change and also be within your budget.

Prices vary depending on the area of the … read more

Posted in: Transitioning to Assisted Living
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Veterans Medical Benefits

Posted by: Maryellen McKeon, Senior Vice President of Operations

Dear Maryellen, 

Are you aware of the VA Aid & Attendance?

My husband and I are beginning to research assisted living communities on Long Island for his father. His dad is a veteran who currently receives his health care and prescriptions from the local VA. In trying to determine what his budget for assisted living might be we wondered if these types of communities have relationships with the Department of Veterans Affairs? We would ideally like him to be able to continue seeing his VA physicians and having his medications covered through his VA benefit. Is that possible if … read more

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Veterans Benefits For Assisted Living

Posted by: The Bristal

As you consider assisted living for your loved one, your first question might be: Can we afford it? Your second question should be: Are there any government benefits that can help us meet the costs of assisted living? The answer is “yes” if your loved one is a Veteran or the surviving spouse of a Veteran.

Many Veterans don’t realize that they may be eligible for benefits from the Veterans Administration. The Aid and Attendance benefit is a non-service connected pension benefit for Veterans or spouses who need assistance with the activities of daily living, such as bathing, feeding, grooming … read more

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