I have read 22 veterans commit suicide each day due to PTSD. If this is true, it is a national disgrace. Illegal immigrants get free medical care and veterans have to wait and wait to get care. What's wrong with this picture?Hint: Government.
Veterans Caregivers: Did you know that VA has an online tool giving Servicemembers, Veterans, and families instant access to DoD and VA benefits information?! It's called eBenefits (www.eBenefits.va.gov). Check this cool #infographic out to learn more :)
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Peace Begins With The Children
Raising a child is not an easy job, but the journey is definitely worth it. In our newsletter this month, Hearts of Valor caregivers share their valued family secrets on how they communicate, spend time with and teach their children about dad's wounds, illness and injuries.
Sailors Perform Shift Colors
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7 Simple Ways Kids Can Thank a Veteran on Veterans Day
Are you wanting to thank a veteran, but don't know where to start? Here are simple ways to thank a veteran this Veterans Day.
Veterans Senior Care: Old Beliefs About Alzheimer’s Behaviors - Veterans Home Care - VA Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit
It is known that there are dramatic and even unexpected changes in behavior in an Alzheimer’s patient. Often there can seem like there is no logical reason for the way they behave. We know that the disease destroys the workings of the brain, but does that account for all the behavior changes? How can senior …
Wounded warrior shares inspirational message
Wounded warrior shares inspirational message Melissa Stockwell, a U.S. Army veteran who lost her left leg in Iraq in 2004, spoke Thursday at Blue Ridge Community Health Services.By Jessica Goodman Times-News Staff Writer Published: Thursday, January 19, 2012 Melissa Stockwell, a U.S. Army veteran, reached down and unhooked her leg during a Thursday presentation for the Philanthropic Educational Organization, Chapter AN, meeting at Blue Ridge Community Health Services. "I'm an extremely proud…
by Senator Elizabeth Dole "As I reflect on the national conversation we have initiated about military and veteran caregiving, one number continues to ring out in my mind – 5.5 million. The RAND Corporation report my Foundation commissioned revealed that 5.5 million Americans are caring for ill or wounded service members and veterans. When I first heard the figure, it astounded me."
"Research has proven that Equine Facilitated Therapy for treatment of PTSD works. It is one of the programs offered at Bethany's Gait (we are a nonprofit ranch). We are blessed to be able to help the ones (active and veterans) who risked their lives for our country." Cannot wait to do this for the rest of my life