In 2010, Edward Bailey’s mother Eleanor became ill and was hospitalized. Shortly thereafter, Edward received devastating news from the doctor that his mother had only two weeks to live. Eleanor had some money from investments and a recent sale of a family home, and Edward decided that the best use of the money was to hire a full-time 24/7 caregiver for his mother. He wanted her to stay at home and still receive the care she needed in her last few weeks.
Edward made the right decision. The care was so effective that his mother began to slowly recover, much to the surprise of the doctors and the Bailey family. Five years after her diagnosis, Eleanor is still alive and doing well. Edward explains that at the time of the original diagnosis, even though he
didn’t know how much longer my mother was going to live, he wanted to make sure she received a high level of care.
As a result of the care, however, Eleanor’s money started running out. Edward didn’t know where to turn to when he could no longer afford a full-time caregiver. At a church gathering, someone told Edward about Barron Ross Corporation. When Edward met with a Barron Ross specialist, Edward revealed that his father has been a World War II veteran. Knowing this, Barron Ross went to work, handling the necessary paperwork and procedures to help the Bailey family access VA benefits that they had never even been aware of. Edward said that the Barron Ross specialist was
a dedicated person who led me to those VA benefits. I had been under the impression that there were no benefits available to the spouse of a veteran.
As a result of Barron Ross’s efforts, Eleanor was able to access benefits from VA that, along with her social security and retirement income, now allow her to comfortably cover the cost of her full-time 24/7 care at home, thus preserving the remainder of her savings.
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