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  •  Has he checked... (1+ / 0-)
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    kyril

    ... with Veteran's Affairs? Because my grandfather was in the Air Force during WWII, my grandmother was eligible for about $1000 a month from the VA for in-home care. Of course, this is not information they make readily available and I found out about it much too late to do much good.

    "What luck for the rulers that men do not think." - Adolph Hitler

    by bhlogger on Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 09:39:29 AM PDT

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    •  I think he feels that its his responsibility... (3+ / 0-)
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      LSophia, bhlogger, kyril

      ...from some of his reactions to get outside help. I love my father-in-law, but I really don't want to cross him on this, as do some of my sibs-in-law. They live in a senior living facility, and there's rsources there that they haven't taken advantage of yet, and seem to be resisting doing so.

      Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

      by JeffW on Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 09:43:15 AM PDT

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        May older people feel this way and do not want to feel like they are "taking handouts". When the time is right, perhaps you could explain in a way that can help... such as, "You gave to your country and this is their way of giving back to you for your service." Or something like that.

        It's hard to help, I know... hard to convince them sometimes that they can't do this on their own.

        "What luck for the rulers that men do not think." - Adolph Hitler

        by bhlogger on Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 09:58:50 AM PDT

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