Tag Archives: caregivers of veterans with ALS

Note: the following discussion is in no way related to receiving home health care, unskilled or skilled, by VHA, Veterans Health Administration. This is a discussion on Aid and Attendance as it relates to benefits, VBA, Veterans Benefits Administration. There is not a VA disability benefit that is specifically aid and attendance. Aid and attendance […]

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  Take One: Let’s Talk Art 9/30/18 – Mary & Tom Ward – to listen click this link: One: Let’s Talk Art Let’s Talk: Art, Family, Life, Love The Ward’s have been married 38 + years. They have 2 children, and 2 beautiful grandchildren. Tom has been disabled since 1993. Adding to an already full […]

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Colorful. Interesting. Outgoing. Cheerful. Sociable. Kind. Considerate. Fun loving. Laughs easily. Chally is all of these and more. Though he has ALS, ALS does not have him. He says ‘don’t sweat the small stuff…and it’s all small stuff!”   Meeting Chally in person for the first time went something like this:   Zipping down the […]

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Veterans with ALS: Thinking Through The Benefits A veteran with ALS who meets the VA’s criteria for military service receives a number of benefits. Much of the equipment needed to assist the veteran with ALS can be ordered by the neurologist caring for the veteran at the VA. The VA Prosthetics department takes care of […]

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