Jim Hubbard was born and raised in north Saint Louis County, the second oldest of three sisters and two brothers. His mother was a homemaker, and his father was a skilled sous chef at Westwood Country Club, who also worked at McDonald Douglas during the Mercury program. The perks of his father’s occupation occasionally translated…

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Helen Bandyke was the youngest of three daughters born in Detroit, MI. At the age of 15, she lost her mother. Since she was eight years younger than her closest sister, she was the only daughter at home. Her father was a teamster that delivered bricks for a local brickyard. Back then, teamster referred to…

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Seniors fear the loss of independence more than they fear death. According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), 90% of seniors desire to remain in their own homes as they age. Therefore, they might not be honest about the challenges they are having at home or with driving. As you start to consider…

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Cheryl Hammons of Veterans Care Coordination

Navigating the expense of quality home care for loved ones who wish to age in place can be difficult. For some families, exploring resources that may help to cover the costs is vital. In this episode, Cheryl Hammons, Senior Partnership Director at Veterans Care Coordination shares valuable insight on the options that may be available…

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Aging Veterans Care: Caregiver Assistance

Aging Veterans Care: When somebody is struggling with their own basic care, when they face physical challenges as a result of an injury, age, health issue, or some other factor, just getting out of bed, taking a shower, or even going to the bathroom can be frustrating.

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Aid and Attendance: Are you Eligible?

Aid and Attendance: In years past, there was a lot of confusion and even frustration among veterans applying for the Aid and Attendance Benefit. This pension provides financial support to qualifying veterans to rely on a home care aide, visiting nurse, or another professional within the comfort of their home.

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