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VA Aid and Attendance

VA Aid and Attendance Benefit for Veterans and Surviving Spouses Who is Eligible? Any War Veteran with 90 days of active duty with at least one day during active War time. A surviving spouse of a War Veteran may be eligible if married at the time of death. The Veteran...

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Turning Patients into People

Walk into a typical skilled nursing facility, and you might hear the occupants referred to as “patients.” But not at The William Breman Jewish Home. Here, there are no patients. The Home’s caregivers and staff consider these men and women “residents” and recently...

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‘Tis Always the Season of Caring

Originally published in the Dunwoody Crier. By Sallie Wolper Boyles for Jewish HomeLife When the first holiday lights appear around town, spirits brighten with the anticipation of celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and any other seasonal traditions. Such...

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It Can Happen to You: Falls Among the Elderly

On Mother’s Day, May 12, the Becker family gathered to celebrate. But little did they know that five days later they would be using checklists to help manage Saul Becker’s care. Upon sunrise on May 17, Saul, who turned 86 that same week, got out of bed and fell to the...

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Berman Commons and The Beauty of the Fifth Commandment

Numerous elements produce a lovely, inviting place to visit and live. Warm and friendly people, of course, set the tone, but the physical surroundings speak volumes about the thought that went into building Berman Commons—the newest assisted living and memory care...

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2012 Election Impact on Long Term Care

By Harley Tabak, President & CEO Jewish HomeLife Many people are wondering what impact the election results will have not solely on health care in general, but long term care in particular. It is a subject with which many American families are familiar, and which...

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