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Dealing with the Challenges of Aging

October 15, 2019

Every working day at the National Care Planning Council we receive numerous requests from the public for assistance for aging seniors. Most of these requests are submissions of online forms for our members which go directly to their emails. Some of these requests come directly to us. And somewhere between 3 to 10 email or phone requests a day come from individuals seeking where to find information on veterans benefits.

Virtually all of our requests for information on veterans benefits come from distraught family members who are seeking help for their elderly loved ones, who are either veterans or survivors of veterans. Close to 26% of the approximately 50 million individuals in this country, age 65 or older, are veterans or their survivors. These veterans and survivors come from all walks of life and are therefore a representative cross-section of the entire senior community. Typically, I field a number of requests every day on the phone. I end up directing people where to find information that will help them. If these individuals need specific assistance, I turn them over to others who specialize in helping veterans. Talking with these people gives me a good insight into the needs of a significant slice of our senior population.

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Long Term CareThe articles below are provided by the National Care Planning Council. Each article is written to help families recognize the need for long term care planning and to help implement that planning. All elderly people, regardless of current health, should have a long term care plan.

Previous Articles:

2017 June 5 - The Value of Geriatric Care Management Services

2017 February 22 - How the Funeral Rule Helps Consumers

2016 December 15 - Caring for a Loved One at Home Can Be Challenging

2016 September 22 - Estate Planning As Part of Your Long Term Care Plan

2016 August 18 - Perpetrators of Elder Abuse Are Usually Family Members

2016 June 29 - Osteoporosis - What You Need To Know

2016 May 12 - Include End-Of-Life Planning When Anticipating Long Term Care

2016 March 24 - Gut Health and Antibiotics

2016 February 16 - What Should I Expect to Pay for Funeral and Burial Expenses

2016 January 5 - Arthritis Among Seniors

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