Your mother must require assistance with daily living tasks such as bathing, dressing, or going to the restroom in order to be eligible. Additionally, her income as a surviving spouse must be less than $13,362 — excluding medical and long-term care expenditures — in order to qualify. If your mother is a single veteran, her annual income must be less than $20,795 in order to qualify.
In the United States, approximately 28 percent (14.7 million) of community-dwelling older persons live alone, with older males accounting for 21 percent and older women accounting for 34 percent. The proportion of persons who live alone grows with age (for example, among women under the age of 75, almost 44 percent live alone). How many […]
The burden of disease, damage, and violence, as well as the opportunity to reach optimal health, faced by socially disadvantaged racial, ethnic, and other demographic groups, and communities, are all examples of avoidable inequalities in health. Inequalities in health exist among people of all ages, including older persons. What are health disparities? A health disparity […]