I ran across a great article that put it in to 5 good reasons to move your loved one into an assisted living. These are 5 things that Our House Assisted Living focus’ on each and every day. Our facilities in Orem, Ogden and Tremonton Utah love to serve and help the residents in our communities. Please come and see our administrators to find out what we can do to care for your loved one.
Veterans Aid and Attendance Qualifications and Benefits
In order to qualify for the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefit there is 1 requirement and 4 criteria that must be met
– Veteran must be over the age of 65 and/or unemployable
– Un-remarried surviving spouse has no age requirement. ( A surviving spouse must have been married to the veteran at the time of the veteran’s death and the marriage must have been for a least one year.)
Qualifying Military Service
– Must have an honorable or general discharge ( any discharge other than dishonorable.)
– Must have served at least 90 days of active duty with at least one day during an official period of conflict.
-Must have a medical diagnosis or condition that requires the applicant to need assistance with Activities of Daily Living.
– Doctor is able to document this need with a qualifying Physicians Report.
Cost of Care and Monthly Income
– The VA has an income test, certain medical expenses can be deducted from income to help qualify.
Net Worth and Liquid Assets
– The VA’s asset and net worth limit can vary depending on many factors like life expectancy, medical expenses etc.,
2015 Maximum Monthly Benefit Amounts
Two Veterans/Spouses $2,837/Monthly
Married Veteran $2,120/Monthly
Single Veteran $1,788/Monthly
Surviving Spouse $1,149/Monthly
Please go to www.usseniorvets.com for more information.
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Talking to your Doctor about Better Pain Management
One of the most difficult aspects of managing your chronic pain is communicating that pain to your doctor or healthcare team. Often, the patient is only aware of how bad they feels. There is no objective test that measures how bad you feel or how much you are suffering. Since pain is invisible, and since so many people are reluctant to talk about their physical feelings for fear of showing weakness, it can often cause mistrust and difficulties in their relationships. Here are 4 Tips for Talking to Your Doctor About Better Pain Management.
1. The Pain Scale
Pain affects everyone differently, and some conditions cause greater impact than others. And since chronic conditions cannot be assessed through objective external means, it is difficult to measure and discuss. Luckily, the Pain Scale was created to help doctors and patients talk about their pain, and is now used in nearly every hospital and doctor’s office. Generally this is a 10-point scale, 1 being no pain at all or completely normal, 10 being the worst they have ever felt. While it may seem simple, the research behind this scale proves it is effective for anyone to communicate how they feel.
2. How to Use the Scale
The one issue with the pain scale is that it is still a subjective measure. For instance, someone with a high pain threshold might describe their pain as a 3, while someone more sensitive might rate the same pain a 9 or 10. In order to give your doctor a sense of your pain level, you need to provide your doctor with some context. Typically a doctor will cue this information from you by asking you to first remember the worst pain you have ever experienced, in order to serve as an appropriate benchmark for comparing with the pain you are experiencing presently.
3. Chronic Pain Management
For chronic cases, your doctor may also ask you to rate your pain as you have experienced it over the course of the past week, rating their pain at its most and least severe, as well as at an acceptable or normal level. While it may not always be possible to lower to a zero, it is fairly easy to manage their condition to get it at an acceptable level that a patient can still function normally in their lives. Over time your doctor will gain an intuitive understanding of your scale whenever you assign a rating.
4. Describing Chronic Pain
In addition to the scale, which rates pain based on intensity, it is also important to describe to your doctor how you it hurts. The manner in which your painful feelings affect you can explain a lot about the underlying cause of your symptoms. For instance, a back injury caused by occupational habits or arthritis, you may experience a dull ache. Nerve inflammation on the other hand, can feel like shooting, burning, vibrating or numbness. The way in which your pain manifests may vary throughout the day or week, so it is important to explain this variation to your physician.
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