The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers many different programs and services for veterans and their surviving spouses. Veterans and spouses may be eligible for these benefits when a beneficiary needs assistance with activities of daily living. This means he/she usually requires help with dressing, feeding, or bathing due to physical or mental limitations.
ServiceLink helps individuals access and make connections to long term services and supports, access family caregiver information and supports, explore options and understand and access Medicare and Medicaid. ServiceLink is a program of the NH Department of Health and Human Services. Through contracts with local agencies around the state,
ServiceLink is designated as New Hampshire’s Aging and Disability Resource Center and the NHCarePath Full Service Access Partner providing services for individuals of all ages, income levels and abilities and administers programs and services such as Information Referral and Assistance, Options Counseling, NH Family Caregiver Program, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP).
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).
The different parts of Medicare help cover specific services:
Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)
Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans)
Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage)
Care Conversations™ is about people working together toward a shared goal. Through information and guidance, Care Conversations helps people connect with loved ones, health care providers and industry professionals. Care Conversations provides insight into the care planning process and firsthand accounts of various care experiences.
Administration on Aging
Aging Parents and Elder Care
Financial and Government Benefits
National Alliance for Caregiving
Nutrition and Dietetics
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Homes