Tag Archives: caregivers of veterans with ALS

Surviving is important, no doubt about it, without it we have no chance of thriving. Recently, my husband, Tom, that guy who has Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS, went through a difficult illness and surgery. ALS alone is challenging enough, add on sepsis and gallbladder surgery within days of each other after an umbilical hernia repair […]

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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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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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