Your Guide to Parkinson's Resources

You may know that VA provides benefits and services for Veterans, but did you know that VA also has a number of services designed specifically to support you in your role as a Family Caregiver? VA values your commitment as a partner in our pledge to care for those who have "borne the battle," and we have several support and service options designed with you in mind. The programs are available both in and out of your home to help you care for the Veteran you love and for yourself.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20420
http://www.parkinsons.va.gov

The US Department of Veterans Affairs set up this program to revolutionize services to veterans living with Parkinson's. The Web site includes a listing of the six PD Research, Education & Clinical Centers (PADRECCs) which were established in various regions of the country to serve the VA population.
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This Web site describes the proposal to provide wartime disability compensation for vets living with PD. Visitors to this Web site can read comments posted and post their own and subscribe to a newsletter if they register with their email address.
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Parkinson's Action Network (PAN)

1025 Vermont Avenue, Suite 1120
Washington, DC 20005
(800) 850-4726
http://www.parkinsonsaction.org

PAN is the voice of the Parkinson's community on numerous public policy issues affecting research and an improved quality of life. Visit this Web site for updates on PD-related legislation of importance to various groups, including people with Parkinson's pursuing disability benefits and veterans with Agent Orange exposure.
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The National Resource Directory is a Web site for wounded, ill, and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families, and those who support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state, and local levels. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics including benefits & compensation, education & training, employment, family & caregiver support, housing, transportation, and other topics.
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The APDA Veteran's Information and Referral center is located in the V.A. hospital in Reno, Nevada. This center exists specifically to serve the needs of our veterans and their families.
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1 Comment

I lost my job 1 year aggo due to pd. at present i live with my dad, help care for him. but if he requires nursing home care, the home may need to be sold to pay for his care. are there services available to obtain housing if i am unable to get a room with a family member? i'm a veteran on ssdi, and apartments here are more than i receive from ssdi? I would also like to know if getting married would have any impact- i have been helping a female inmate towards rehabilitation, she hasn't yet been released, and is not yet employed.we would like to start a new life and help each other, but need help to get started.

kevin kalchthaler, Nov 13, 2012

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