Veterans demand — and get — respect at care homes
Tribute Tower to be dedicated at Ogden veterans home
Schow said he will always remember the story of George Wahlen's father, a World War I veteran who had to turn himself into a pauper to qualify for Medicaid and nursing home care.
Far too often, veterans make too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to pay for nursing home care.
The Veterans Administration, however, will pay up to 50 percent of the veteran's cost in some instances and in others even up to 100 percent, if they suffer from a service-connected disability.
That, McFall said, can be the difference between a veteran living out those last days in dignity — among kindred veterans who always have time for war stories — and feeling forgotten and like a burden.
"They deserve that respect," he said.
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