Aid and Attendance
There could be many things people struggle with as they get older. The same holds true for veterans. For veterans who have been injured or disabled, whether it was the result of their service or age or anything else, home care could be an instrumental factor in maintaining a higher quality of life.
For some of these veterans, though, being able to afford home care is difficult. If they’ve been disabled or injured, they may be receiving certain disability pensions or other payments from the government to compensate for their loss of physical ability to perform certain tasks around the house.
Those pensions or other payments may be just enough to cover their living expenses, food, utilities, and more, with almost nothing left over to even consider paying home care support services. That’s where the Aid and Attendance Benefit may be beneficial.
Depending on the time of service and whether a minimum of one day overlapped an active time of combat as defined by Congress, those veterans may qualify for financial assistance from this particular pension that can be used to pay for home care support services.
How home care can change their fortunes.
Before a person begins receiving support and assistance from an experienced home care aide, that veteran might give up a lot of activities that were once important to him or her. They may avoid spending time with friends, working, or even taking care of the house. They might not get out to visit with friends, take part in physical therapy, or do other things that were once so important to them.
An experienced home care aide can offer physical support but also encouragement. That encouragement can be a great asset to helping them get around, feel better about themselves, and feel like life is still worth living.
The one thing many veterans discover early on.
When a veteran begins relying on a home care aide, especially somebody from an agency who has a great deal of experience, they discover that quality of life can improve dramatically with just a little support and assistance.
For example, up until that point they may have avoided taking a shower often because they were unsteady getting into and out of the tub. They may have avoided keeping up with their house or stopped thinking about spending time with friends.
Once that home care aide began working with them, they realized life could still be enjoyed fully. Any veteran who knows home care is necessary but doesn’t think they can afford it should look into the Aid and Attendance Benefit.
If you or a loved one are considering the aid and attendance benefit, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination. Call today: 1-855-777-4693