Home Care for Veterans: A Veteran’s Right to Rely on Home Care When Needed

There may be numerous times when somebody could benefit from extra physical assistance. For example, a person may have broken their leg walking down the stairs. That broken leg is going to make it difficult for them to get around, take a shower, drive a car, and more. Whether that individual is a veteran or not, a home care aide may certainly be beneficial, even if it’s only for a couple of weeks.

Still, some people may not see the benefit of paying for a home care aide. Perhaps they don’t have the income to pay for the extra help. For veterans, they may be eligible for what’s called the Aid and Attendance Benefit.

The Aid and Attendance Benefit may help pay for home care support.

This is a pension program made available through the VA. It was started following World War I to help returning soldiers, but it expanded through the years to provide financial assistance to veterans of all ages who needed home care services. The major stipulation is that in order to qualify, a veteran needs to have served at least one day active duty during a time of official combat.

What if the veteran refuses to consider home care?

If the veteran still won’t consider hiring home care support, he or she may not fully understand the benefits it can offer. People from all walks of life can refuse to even consider relying on a home care aide or other caregiver.

The more they understand the benefits it can offer, the more likely they begin to open up to the idea of relying on home care services.

It can improve quality of life.

An experienced caregiver can provide physical and emotional support to those in need. This can help veterans stay active, stay focused on the future, and feel as though life is still worth living. Making the choice to rely on home care is one of the most important decisions any veteran can make.

If you or a loved one are considering hiring home care for a veteran, 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.