Carol Cinci, National Association Of Veterans, United States discussed on Let's Talk Dementia
Senior Life Journeys Presents Carol Howls. Let's talk dementia. A podcast designed to help caregivers find knowledge power hope and smiles in their dementia caregiving journey. Welcome to let's talk dementia. Here's your host bestselling author Carol. Hi Caregivers welcome to. Let's talk dementia. In Carol how you're hosting always. I'm glad that we are together today. Well we're in another day of this quarantine business are you bored. I know that you're busy. Caregiving but also recognized. Not being able to do some of the things that you normally do with your loved. One the person you're caregiving for my just called you to be a little bit bored. I know potentially that. Well I am. I read to my malls or fallout right. Get some good news. Yesterday I wanted to share with you One of the sponsors for this podcast in video series is the National Association of Veterans In Families. And you can find them at. Www DOT in a v F dot Org. Now ask our tag at the end of the show. Says they are there to help you. Get benefits for the veteran spouse veteran in both the biggest benefit in this journey of dementia caregiving giving that veterans and their families need to get into dough about so they can get is called aid and attendance done several shows about eight and but just off the top. It is money available for the veteran and the spouse of the weather veteran and or actually who has a physical need for the care directly related to their person. They had honorable discharge from a branch of the service and they served at least one day during a time of war now they may have been pushing a pencil that whole time but they were serving in active As inactive duty while the war was going on they had to use this money received from eight and attendance to pay for in home care or forces to living well just yesterday learned. And I'm excited about the US. There is a new benefit that is even less known about that is called veteran. Directed Hung Community based services program. Now do that. One Again. Veteran directed home community based service program. Now what this program does and get my notes here in front of me because I want to say for you properly as I was learning it from Mister Joe at National Association of Veterans and families. Yesterday I made some notes are making noises here in the background It is based on the level of care. The veteran needs now. It is only for. The veteran is not for the spouse. Unfortunately you have to be enrolled in. Va Services on. You have to get evaluated by a doctor in the V. The veteran a we'll beat with the social worker. Who HAS I have understood? The past always does come to the veteran and they can receive up to twenty one hundred dollars a month. Get this for the spouse to take care of that person. I don't know if it can be someone besides the spouse but I imagine there's there's got to be some kind of provision for folks that one never had a spouse or to. The spouses passed in on some other family members. Taking care of a of them but in other words it's for care inside the home without going to an assisted living or hiring accompanied to come into the home. It pays the family to help with those expenses. So veteran directed in their title veteran director. I'm supposing as the veteran decides where the money would go home. Community veteran directed home community the home community being keeping the services inside the home without blowing outside the home into an assisted living or hiring a licensed in homecare company. Now I think that's absolutely wonderful. Here's the catch. It's not available in all fifty states right now I do not know why You would think that if it's A. VA program which is a national program that it's been released that every state would have to be Online with it and I'm sure eventually that is true There are a lot of states that it's in development but currently right now has not been approved but I wanted to just quickly go over the list of the twenty eight states that do have this program available if you are then. If you need help your family needs help with your care in the home setting for Based on your level of care then you need to contact National Association of Veterans and families. Eight hundred three five to to nine one nine. I'm just GonNa Check your you know the girl. Thanks i've got that phone number in my head and truly i should by now but i wanna make sure i said it to you correctly. And let's see hold on. Don't let me God's is coming here. Eight hundred three five to to nine one nine. Tell Him Carol sent you and you won't information about eight and attendance. I and if you don't qualify for that than information about veteran directed home community based services program that is a long title is it not but these are the states for the veteran directed program that qualify and they are Hawaii Alaska Washington Oregon Idaho Montana Utah. Colorado South Dakota Michigan California Wisconsin Illinois Ohio Missouri. Arkansas Texas Tennessee Virginia Washington DC Pennsylvania New York Vermont Massachusetts New Hampshire Maine South Carolina. Florida import theory. Go I just like saying it like that. This is close to a Spanish accent. Is this other girl's GonNa have but Also find out about eight in attendance in. It's available in every State National Association Veterans Families Will Help. You obtain those benefits. They don't charge you for their services. How incredible is that? We love free stuff do we. Not Well I hope in your caregiving journey. You are finding some hope in the midst of the grown of virus that you are feeling less stressed than you did. Yesterday I had the opportunity while I was riding my bike today. Which is my stress reliever. Love doing that. I A recumbent trike. So don't fall off in you don't pedal up and down you pedal in and out on a on a recumbent trike. I absolutely love it in. Get good music in my ear. I listen to podcasts. Sometimes to date myself but today I listen to Reverend Max Lucado and he was talking about stress in stressful times and anxiety and depression and how Christian Christians have all that it is not Unchristian to be anxious. It is not Unchristian to have depression into need help. It is not you guys but what he said was when life gives you lemons. You make lemonade right. That's right you don't suck on Lemons all day long. Well not a thought there. You take what you've got you worked. Make it something better that something good will come out of it. You don't dwell on negative thing you work through it in. We will work through this. What the outcome is going to be? Don't know what your finances will look like what his with. Don't know what mine will don't know who will have corona virus. Donna who will make it through it. Who Will Pass? We don't know you know what you didn't know any of those things beforehand because there are so many things that can happen in our life to change our life story is they're not in did you have control rhythms now. You did not but what we do have control over is how we respond in Annan who we put our faith and I had been put in quite a bit of Fay in my little grid. I've got over here on my desk. Where a marking off my savings plan and how close I am to reaching it each Damn Gay Carol. We're getting there we're getting. They're getting a lot of faith in care all day and there's nothing being marked off and I'm wondering. Are we going to need some of it to pay our bills just inside? No you guys are wave. I mean who has lost job unless you're in just a few specific industries in even if you are in those industries you've watched your savings clubs really bad right. It's affecting all of us but in the midst of that God is still on the throne. He still has control. He still holds US right there in the palm of his hand. You'll still see us through it. And I guarantee you runs eight twenty eight. My most favorite verse is still true for. We know that all things were together for good to them that love God to those who are the call according to his purpose. I'm claiming that blessing to smile. See You on the next episode of. Let's talk dementia. Let's talk dementia would like to thank our sponsors National Association of Veterans and Families? You can reach them at eight hundred three five to to nine one nine on the Internet at. Www dot n. a. v. f. Dot. Org They speak veterans. So you don't have to and you tell them Carol. Saint you when you call to inquire about benefits for the veteran the spouse of the veteran or both editor bed you can find Miss Beth crosby at editor Beth Dot Com. She is amazing at looking at what you've written and making sure it represents you will find her at. Www dot editor Beth dot com and HD imports located on Flint Street extension in Rock Hill South Carolina. That's your county halo. Three nine eight five zero nine eight five. They are there for the hunt the repair and maintenance of your Honda Hyundai Toyota Kia. Tell Them Carol CINCI. Thanks for joining US. Today for our house. Let's talk dementia to learn more about dementia. We recommend Carols bestselling book also titled. Let's talk dementia. It's available on Amazon. In paperback kindle versions be sure to like let's talk dementia on facebook and leave us a kind word of review on. Itunes remember knowledge brings power power brings hope hope bring smiles and we all need more smiles. Thanks for joining us today. 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