Aging Veterans Care

You’ve been close to your grandfather for a long time. During the past couple of years, you’ve done everything you can to help him remain comfortable and safe at home. As a veteran, you worry Aging-Veterans-Careabout his safety and well-being. You might not have thought about home care support just yet, because you considered yourself his primary caregiver.

Now, though, it seems as though he needs even more support and care on a daily basis. It’s putting you in a tough situation. You want to be there for him, but you also have a number of other responsibilities to take care of daily.

He simply can’t afford home care on his own.

One of the reasons you’ve been helping him out all this time is because he’s on a limited, fixed income. His pension barely covers his rent, food, utilities, and some of the extra medications he has to purchase out-of-pocket.

There’s no way he could possibly pay for a home care aide. You, at the beginning stages of your adult life, don’t have the financial resources to help them out, either. No one else in the family seems to be stepping up. So what can be done?

You might consider the Aid and Attendance Benefit, especially if your grandfather served during a time of active combat.

You don’t know much about your father’s time in service, but you do know he served during the Korean War. You don’t think he saw combat, but he doesn’t talk much about it. If he served at least one day during the Korean War, even though he may have been stationed on an aircraft carrier or in some other part of the world, he may qualify for this particular pension.

What is the Aid in Attendance Benefit?

This is a pension made available through the VA that can provide financial assistance for qualifying veterans to pay for home care providers. It may be exactly what your grandfather needs at this point in his life that will not only allow him to stay safer, but also get more engaged in life.

It will also allow you to spend more quality time with him as opposed to simply going over there and trying to help him with a number of basic tasks every day.

It can take a long time for the approval process, so it’s best to begin the application as soon as possible. When you care about your elderly loved one who is also a veteran, talking about the Aid and Attendance Benefit to pay for home care services is a great way to show how much you love him.


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


About Kyle Laramie, Founder & CEO

Kyle founded Veterans Care Coordination in April 2011. As its founder and CEO of VCC, Kyle is driven by the memory of his grandfather, a World War II Veteran who unnecessarily missed out on essential VA benefits because Kyle’s family wasn’t aware of available opportunities. In recognition of his impact in leadership, Kyle was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list and St. Louis Small Business Monthly’s “100 St. Louisans to Know” in 2014. VCC was named a St. Louis Small Business Monthly “Top 20” small business and a finalist for the St. Louis Post Dispatch Top Workplace (2015-2022), St. Louis Business Journal Best Place to Work (2019 & 2022), and the Arcus Awards (2014). The team has served more than 14,000 Veteran clients and their families. Kyle frequently speaks on Veterans’ benefits, addressing conferences such as the Home Care Association of America and Decision Health. He is passionate about giving back and has built a charitable-minded organization that supports various philanthropic efforts.