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Getting By with a Little Help from the VA

How to Get Caregiving Help From the VA

The agency offers benefits and services tailored for veterans and their families


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Yes, You Can Get Paid to Be a Family Caregiver

Programs that can alleviate the financial burden

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Avoiding Guardianship and Probate Court

Plan ahead to provide caregivers with legal authority

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Understanding Medicaid Coverage for Nursing Homes

Don't 'spend down' without a plan

Woman in wheelchair talking with a female nurse inside a home

How to Hire an Aide for a Family Member or Friend

First step: determine the level of assistance you need

Sundown Syndrome

Managing Behavior Caused by Sundown Syndrome

How dementia caregivers can soothe anxiety

Adult daughter massaging her mother's neck while sitting on sofa

Paid Family Leave: States With Laws to Help Caregivers

See if your state has a family-leave program


Helping you navigate your role as a family caregiver

Video Spotlight

Suddenly a Caregiver: ‘It was abrupt as it gets’

Elizabeth Dole Foundation fellow Karee White cares for her veteran daughter after a TBI

All About Long-Term Care Insurance

Is buying the insurance now, decades before it’s needed, the right move?

What You Need to Know About Power of Attorney

Everyone older than 18 should have a power of attorney in place — just in case

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