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Florida Long-Term Care Costs Increase
Florida Long-Term Care Costs Increase
February 13, 2021

The cost of long term care in all forms continues to increase, to no one’s surprise. The 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey was just released, revealing continuing cost increases in Florida as well as nationally. Costs in 2020 of…

Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits Increase 12/1/2020
December 27, 2020

Veterans Aid and Attendance benefits can help certain elderly and disabled veterans with the cost of long-term care, whether that care is provided at home, in a nursing home, or in an assisted living arrangement. Veterans must require assistance with…

Veterans benefits
V.A. Disability Agent Orange Benefits Considered for Vets With Parkinsons, Bladder Cancer, Hypothyroidism
August 20, 2020

Some Vietnam Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange may be getting a step closer to collecting the benefits they have been seeking for decades. On July 22, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed the “The Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans…

Blue Water Vets Still Waiting For Benefits
September 22, 2019

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act became law  on June 25, 2019, making Blue Water veterans eligible for disability benefits related to Agent Orange exposure. For decades, veterans who served off the coast of Vietnam argued that, like those who served…

Blue Water Vietnam Veterans Again Denied Agent Orange Benefits
Blue Water Vietnam Veterans Again Denied Agent Orange Benefits
December 25, 2018

Vietnam veterans who served in “blue waters” off the coast of Vietnam have for years pressured the federal government to provide them with the same benefits other Vietnam veterans receive as a result of exposure to Agent Orange. The Agent…

A Veteran With a Sky-High Mission!
October 18, 2018

All our clients have interesting life stories. Many of them are veterans. With Veterans Day around the corner, I want to share the fascinating story of one of our many clients who served with dignity and dedication. With her permission,…

Korean War
Veterans Benefits Delay Agonizing for Two Proud Marines
April 7, 2018

V.A. Aid and Attendance (officially known as Improved Pension with Aid and Attendance) is a little-know benefit available to elderly and disabled veterans who served during certain wartime periods and who can meet financial and other eligibility criteria. However, “available”…

Bill Gates Digs Deeper Into Alzheimer’s Disease
November 17, 2017

Bill Gates has taken on a new mission: defeating Alzheimer’s Disease. And he’s approaching it with the same out-of-the-box thinking that led him to create Microsoft. He recently contributed $50 million of his own money (not his foundation’s) to the…

David Cassidy
David Cassidy, 1970s teen hearthrob, suffering from dementia
February 27, 2017

Fans knew something was wrong when he could not remember the lyrics to songs he’d sung for decades. But for David Cassidy, it was a long-held fear come to fruition. The 1970s teen heartthrob who gained fame on the Partridge…

Veterans Choice Program
Veterans Choice Program falls short of the mark
May 30, 2016

Our veterans have not always gotten what they deserve from our nation. With Memorial Day here, it’s time to recommit ourselves to doing a better job. The Veterans Aid and Attendance program provides disabled and elderly veterans financial help to…