The reality is that not everyone is qualified for the VA pension. Not everyone for that matter is a veteran. But the fact remains that many are in need of long term care solutions who both are and are not veterans. Below is a list of resources (most in Michigan state) that we have found helpful and recommend to you.
Senior Living Solutions/Community Location Services
APlaceForMom.com - senior living location services
SeniorPreferences.com - a great listing service of assisted living, nursing homes, home care services, and more
Parents Changing Places (Greater Detroit Area) - Cindy Morley 248-875-2052
Parents Changing Spaces (Ann Arbor Area) - Jenifer Taylor 734-673-5903
Caring Transitions (Senior Relocation Services) 517-489-3825 www.caringtransitionslansing.com
Creative Senior Solutions (Milford, MI) (248) 842-4980 www.creativeeldercare.com
Crossroads Eldercare Planning (616) 485-3365 www.crossroadseldercare.com
Care Finder Pros (248) 569-7650 www.carefinderpros.com/
Eldercare Senior Placement Professionals (810) 931-6787
Adaptive Modification Services
Senior Home Improvement Services (Grab Bars, Remodeling, Ramps, Lifts, Etc.)
Alzheimer's Association (800) 272-3900 www.alz.org/gmc
Military Discharge Record Location (DD-214 Request)
National Personnel Records Center (866) 272-6272
Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (800) 642-4838
Your Local County Clerk's Office Click here for directory
Other VA Benefits
- VA Detroit (Health Benefits) 1-800-827-1000
- VA Milwaukee Pension Center (Status of VA Claims) 1-877-294-6380
- VA Extended Care Grand Rapids (VA Health Care Benefits) 616-365-7537
- The Vet Center Saginaw (PTSD, etc.) 989-497-2500
Veterans and Mesothelioma (Caused by Exposure to Asbestos)
Members of the U.S. Armed Services have not only dedicated their lives to their country, but they are also unfortunately the most common victims of mesothelioma due to their increased risk of exposure to asbestos. A large number of veterans have been subjected to asbestos over the last century, and many have and will eventually succumb to mesothelioma.
If you are a veteran that has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or are a loved one of someone that has, MesotheliomaSymptoms.com can provide you with all of the necessary information including new treatments, clinical trials, and diagnostic essentials. Fill out the form below to have this packet sent to you overnight.
You can also file for VA benefits to compensate for exposure to asbestos. For more information, visit Mesothelioma Veterans Center: https://www.mesotheliomaveterans.org/
Retirement & Long Term Care Solutions
AmericanRetirementSolutions.com - Medicaid planning, VA planning, Long-Term Care Insurance, Retirement Planning855-756-5700
Michigan Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) - assistance with applying for Medicaid and Medicare Questions800-803-7174
Medibid is a third-party website that can help you save significantly on health care procedures through competative bidding.
Low Cost Medical Equipment
Hometown Heroes - free and low cost medical equipment - Jonathan Lemaire 810-538-0282
Vets Access - ramps, chairs, and lifts for veterans - Daniel Corcoran 810-639-2222 www.vetsaccessllc.com
Home Care Services
Alternative Elderly Care - Bonnie Kelly - http://www.alternativeelderlycare.com/ 810-341-4068
Right at Home Midland - Jim Gall 989-486-9557
Hometown Home Health & Hospice - www.hometownhhh.com 810-245-3300
Seniors Helping Seniors (989) 402-1515 www.seniorshelpingseniors.com
Maritime Injury Center
Support resource for injured seamen (mariners, merchant marines, and veterans). Compensation may be available.