Aging Veterans Care
Take away the doubts about whether or not a veteran in your life needs home care, and you begin to see the various benefits of relying on an experienced and professional caregiver. It’s easy to step up and want to be there for an aging father, for example, or even a grandparent, especially when they have difficulty getting around safely on their own, nothing beats experience when it comes to home care support.
For veterans who have difficulty tending to their own basic care, here are five things you should know about home care that can make the difference between simply considering it and calling on the services immediately.
1. The Aid and Attendance Benefit can help pay for home care.
There is a pension to Veterans Affairs known as the Aid and Attendance Benefit that can provide financial assistance for qualifying veterans to pay for home care services. This can be incredibly important for those seniors and other veterans who may be on a limited income.
It’s not available to everyone, but to those who qualify it can pay up to an even more than $2000 per month that can be used for home care support.
2. Safety becomes a major concern.
Any time people have difficulty tending to their own basic care, they usually have difficulty getting around safely as well. With the right type of home care aide, somebody with experience, safety is improved tremendously.
3. There’s a difference between an independent caregiver and a home care aide through an agency.
Independent caregivers are people who work on their own and may advertise in the classified section of the newspaper, online, or respond to ads from people looking for caregivers. A home care aide through an agency will likely have gone through an intensive interview process, a background check, and training.
Agencies also have numerous caregivers so they can accommodate just about any schedule or changes in the needs of the elderly veteran.
4. Hiring an aide through an agency can provide support when the veteran needs it.
If the elderly veteran requires assistance in the morning to get ready for the day but can handle things from there until evening when he may need help getting ready for bed, and agency can provide the right types of caregivers who can support that particular schedule.
5. Don’t delay.
The moment it becomes clear that home care assistance would be beneficial, it’s time to begin talking about it with the elderly veteran and looking into the various services in the community. Any delay increases the risk of slip and fall accidents, injuries, and other emergencies that can be detrimental to the veteran.
If you or a loved one are considering hiring aging veterans care, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination. Call today: 1-855-777-4693