Most of us deal with health issues from time to time. Some people endure more serious health issues for a prolonged period of time. Others may only have an occasional cold, broken bone sustained in an accident, or surgery that took a few weeks to recover from. For an elderly veteran, if he or she is dealing with any number of health issues, could they benefit from a home care aide?


Aging Veterans Care: Veteran Homecare

Aging Veterans Care: Veteran Homecare


In other words, do they need help with daily tasks?

Activities of Daily Living, or more commonly referred to as ADLs, basically include preparing meals, getting dressed, taking a shower, going to the bathroom, getting up and down stairs, and so on. They can also be referred to as basic housekeeping, such as vacuuming every once in a while, dusting, doing laundry, and more.

With an elderly veteran who is having certain health issues that prevent him or her from keeping up with these Activities of Daily Living, a home care aide would be an asset.


A home care aide is not a housekeeper or maid.

They are not hired just to come in and clean the house. They are there to support the elderly or disabled individual. They can certainly assist with some of these tasks, but the main focus of their job is helping that senior or other individual keep up with the things they need to do in a safe and healthy manner.


When a veteran is dealing with health issues, he might need physical support.

Even a veteran in their 40s or 50s, for example, who may be struggling with mobility, strength, energy, or recovering from major surgery or a serious health issue might struggle to get out of bed. They might have difficulty getting up and down the stairs. They might also be relying on family and friends for the time being.

In truth, the more experience a caregiver has, the better it’s going to be for the person who needs their assistance.


For some veterans, they might be eligible for financial assistance to pay for home care.

Wartime veterans, or those veterans who served at least one day of their active duty service during a time of official combat, whether they actually were anywhere near combat or not, could be eligible for the Aid and Attendance Benefit. This pension can provide financial support to those qualifying veterans when they can prove home care is necessary at this point in their life.


If you or a loved one are needing assistance with aging veterans care, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination™.
Call today: 1-855-380-4400

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.