Those Golden Years Represent New Adventures for Aging Veterans
Aid and Attendance
It’s common for people, as they get older, to give up some of the things they used to enjoy. That’s especially true when they lose strength, mobility, and begin relying on people for more and more assistance and support throughout the day. For aging veterans, their Golden Years don’t have to represent the beginning of the end of their life, but rather the beginning of new adventures.
August is American Adventures Month, and just because somebody has reached their 70s, 80s, or even their 90s, doesn’t mean they have to give up living their life.
Calling on home care support.
Seniors can rely on home care aides to help them with many things around the house. It could be something as simple as preparing a meal. It could be helping them get out of bed, shower, and get dressed for the day. It could be more detailed, such as around the clock care that provides assistance with toileting, doing laundry, basic light housekeeping, and just getting up and moving down the hall.
What aging veterans can do with the right home care support.
There are certainly going to be limitations on what elderly individuals can do, even with an experienced home care aide. It all depends on their health, physical capabilities, strength, mobility, and desire.
Most seniors, when asked, will probably admit there are many things they would love to do, if they just had a bit more support, mobility, or agility. Still, they don’t offer consider home care is a viable option, and cost could very well be a major factor.
For veterans, there are certain pensions that can help them get the support they need at home, one of which being the Aid and Attendance Benefit. This particular pension can be instrumental in helping seniors stay safe and within the comfort of their home. This pension can pay more than $2,000 per month for home care services. That can be more than enough for full-time care, basically eight hours a day, five days a week.
So what adventure is the elderly veteran in your life willing to take on? What are some of the things he or she still wants to do?
By relying on the Aid and Attendance Benefit to help pay for home care services, the possibilities become much more open.