Articles tagged with: Veterans

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

Posted in: Transitioning to Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: An Option for Married Couples

Posted by: The Bristal

Dear Maryellen,

My parents were in a very bad car accident and their healing/ needs are different. At this point, dad has returned home, but has no car, and now requires a walker. Mom is due to be discharged soon from the nursing rehabilitation facility, but with her broken leg still requires a wheelchair. I am considering a Bristal Assisted Living environment as the next step for mom, though she still requires continued physical and occupational therapy, wants to return to her independent status, but with the wheelchair, has limitations.

I suspect that it is unlikely that they will ever resume their … read more

Posted in: Dear Maryellen, Lifestyle Blog, Senior Care
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Memorial Day Weekend 2011

Posted by: The Bristal

Dear Readers,

The Bristal sponsored the take-off and landing of the last flying B29 Superfortress from WW2 in honor of our Veterans at the Air Power Museum in Farmingdale on Memorial Day weekend. Their commitment to our freedom, service and sacrifice was celebrated with an afternoon air show and refreshments. The event was fun and nostalgic for The Bristal residents and almost 200 Vets in our communities and all over Long Island. See you there next Memorial Day!

Regards,
Maryellen McKeon

Posted in: Dear Maryellen, Events, News & Press, Senior Care
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Veteran’s Assistance Program

Posted by: The Bristal

Dear Maryellen,

Do you have a program accepting the new Veteran subsidy? -Marvin Rossman

Dear Mr. Rossman,

All of The Bristal communities set up appointments free of charge with attorneys who will help applicants with the Veteran’s Administration Aid and Attendance application. The Veterans discount is something else and is offered at communities where units are available. For information on availability contact any assisted living community of interest to you and your family. Feel free to visit thebristal.com for more information as well.

Regards,
Maryellen McKeon

Posted in: Dear Maryellen, Senior Care
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