Anyone who’s ever bought a car, or a house, or paid for college tuition, knows it can be a nerve-wracking process. Salespeople tout the benefits of their offerings while that one question burns in your mind demanding to be answered. Sure, the car’s shiny and fast, yes the house is spacious and comfortable, and of course the college is top-of-the-line, but the unrelenting question that dominates your attention just won’t let up. What the buyer always needs an answer to is: Can I afford this?
Patriot Angels is a Tennessee-based non-profit that specializes in helping veterans navigate the VA system to receive the benefits they have earned through their service.
“We help veterans, spouses and their widows supplement the cost for senior living. Our first goal is to educate families,” said Patriot Angels Special Project Manager Erin Walker. “About eight of ten veterans and their spouses don’t know these benefits exist.”
Not only does our community provide our residents with all-inclusive care and services, but those services can be funded by Medicaid. Utilizing Medicaid dollars makes all the difference for many of our residents but accessing the program can seem a bit daunting at first.
We’d like to offer some guidance for navigating the process.