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What is Home Care?

Seven out of 10 Americans who make it past the age of 65 will develop conditions that require long term care services, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. However, just 48 percent of older Americans end up getting the long term care they need. Often, even those who do receive long term care do not receive enough. Just 24 percent of elderly patients who require long term care receive up to two years. The lack of

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Veterans Disability for PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental health condition in which a survivor of a traumatic event has difficulties recovering due to reliving the event for months, years, or the rest of their life. When triggered, the survivor’s memories of the event are brought back to the forefront, causing crippling depression, anxiety, fear, and physical declines in health. According to research, between 13.5 percent and 30 percent of U.S. troops deployed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars screened

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How to Plan for Nursing Home Care in Orlando

Most people think about nursing homes for the elderly, but an illness or accident can cause someone to need long term care at a much younger age. If you aren’t eligible for Medicaid or have long-term care insurance, you would need to pay for your own nursing home care. Some facilities can run around $100,000 a year for a semi-private room. That can quickly drain your entire life savings if you have any. Your spouse could be left with nothing,

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Top Five Reasons for Being Denied SSI Benefits

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits allow people with disabilities, who also have few economic resources, to pay for things like housing, food, transportation, going to the movies or vacation, and anything else that they desire to use their benefits for. While SSI benefits are a crucial financial tool for thousands of families and individuals throughout Florida, they are relatively small in terms of dollar sums, and most disabled people have to rely on another source of income. The current maximum

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How Combined Ratings Work for an Orlando Veterans Disability Claim

Trying to understand how the Veterans Administration calculates disability ratings can be confusing. If you have multiple disabilities, your compensation rating will be different and can be even more confusing to figure out on your own in some instances. If you need assistance with a Florida veterans disability claim, let the experienced team of Orlando veterans disability lawyers help. At the Law Offices of Shea A. Fugate, P.A., we specialize in areas like veterans disability. We understand the nuances that

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Social Security Disability Benefits for 2023

Tips on How to Win Your Orlando Social Security Disability Case

Understanding how the Social Security Disability system works plays a vital role in getting your disability claim approved. Many Social Security Disability (SSDI) cases are denied upon the initial application. However, they are often approved on appeal. This typically happens when there was a mistake on your original application. Avoid making mistakes on your initial application can also help your benefits to be approved quicker. Here are some helpful tips to help improve your chances of winning your disability case.

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