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WWII Veteran Anderson Wilson

WWII Veteran Details Days in “Ghost Army”

As a member of the Ghost Army, Anderson Wilson became part of a best-kept secret for 50 years. “There was no other unit like it in the Army,” says Wilson. “We went overseas in the largest convoy that ever crossed the Atlantic Ocean.”

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Veteran Turned Caregiver Continues to Serve

"Oddly enough, my military training has served me well as a caregiver,” says caregiver Lucy Allen. “There are days when a challenge might make you want to give up, but you just keep pushing forward."

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Supporting Veterans and Military Families

Many Right at Home owners, staff and caregivers use their military experience to understand the unique challenges veterans and their families face when providing veteran-sensitive care and support for military families in their homes.

Jim Biggerstaff 2018

Caregiver Took WWII Veteran on a Trip Down Memory Lane

Jim and I had been talking about going up to his wife’s gravesite, and one morning he just came out of his room dressed and ready to go! I helped him to the car and off we went. It was about a two-hour trip, and it brought back a lot of happy memories for him. It made my heart happy to see him so happy.

Rick Tabor

Veterans and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

According to the statistics of the Pew Research Center, Gulf War and Vietnam War veterans now account for 66 percent of all U.S. veterans. Although both wars ended decades ago, to many veterans who had been exposed to combat, the wars have never ended.

Theresa Boyd

Third-Generation Veteran Continues Serving the Community

For Theresa Boyd, making the decision to enlist with the U.S. Air Force was a no-brainer—both of her parents, her grandparents and her brother had all served in the military. “I liked the feeling that I was doing something to help my country and making my family proud,” says Theresa.

Laurie Reid

Transitioning From Military to Civilian Career

Laurie Reid has an impressive résumé and credits the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at Tuskegee University for her career success. As a registered nurse by trade, Reid has served more than 30 years in the military. “I have a big sense of pride in serving my country and being able to give back,” says Reid. “I take a lot of pride in having been able to wear my uniforms while I did what I loved.”

Tamisha Taylor, caregiver

Caring for Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

For many veterans, PTSD is a sad reality of experiencing war. Research on veterans and PTSD shows that a large majority of Vietnam veterans struggled with chronic PTSD symptoms, with four out of five reporting recent symptoms when interviewed 20-25 years after the Vietnam War.

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Health Benefits for Veterans

All U.S. military veterans may be entitled to VA health and financial assistance such as pensions, healthcare, disability compensation, insurance, home loans, education and vocational training. Specific VA health benefits for older veterans include:


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Veterans Helping Veterans

While both Larry and James are veterans of the military, their time in the service could not be more different—Larry was on the frontline while James worked as a medic behind the scenes. But that doesn’t stop them from feeling connected to each other, sharing a mutual life-altering experience.

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Government Program Helps Families Take Care of Mom & Dad

Looking for a way to help Mom and Dad pay for Home care or assisted living? Perhaps you are their caregiver. Wouldn’t it be nice to receive some extra income to help you provide their care? There is financial help available for senior veterans and their spouses. Read more in the post below.

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Government Program Pays Family Members for Taking Care of Mom and Dad

Looking for a way to help Mom and Dad pay for Home care or assisted living? Perhaps you are their caregiver. Wouldn’t it be nice to receive some extra income to help you provide their care? There is financial help available for senior veterans and their spouses. Read more in the post below.

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