Services every senior veteran should know about

In 1926, the United States Congress established November 11 as a national holiday to recognize the end of World War I. Known as Armistice Day until 1954, when it was changed to Veteran’s Day, the date commemorates the cease fire that went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.

There are more than 12 million veterans aged 65 or older in the U.S. who served in a number of wars and conflicts between World War II and the Persian Gulf War in the 90s. As these veterans age and enter new phases of retirement, they face new challenges in terms of what benefits they can receive. Here’s a quick walk through for you or your loved one to navigate life as a senior veteran.

For veterans who need help performing daily activities at home or at a managed care facility, the Aid & Attendance Housebound benefits program is designed to help. This program offers monthly stipends to those who meet a certain set of criteria.

There are also a number of health benefits for senior veterans, including long-term care, home-based and community services, and residential care.

The Senior Veterans Service Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping senior veterans receive benefits through the VA. The group also acts as a network of local resources for veterans across the country.

Thank you to all veterans for your service; we appreciate all you have sacrificed for us.