Home Care for Veterans

It’s easy for people to talk about healthy living as being about diet and exercise, but it’s also about many other aspects beyond just the physical. For veterans, being physical was a part of their life, especially during their time of service. AsHome-Care-for-Veterans they get older, though, their physical capabilities begin to change and their muscles weaken.

Staying healthy is a matter of eating right and getting plenty of exercise every single day. That includes for aging veterans, whether they’re in their 70s, 80s, 90s, or are even older. In fact, most medical professionals agree that seniors should be getting a minimum of 15 minutes of cardiovascular exercise every day, regardless of their health issues. That’s because cardiovascular exercise strengthens the heart muscles. It’s those heart muscles that move oxygen and nutrients throughout the body more efficiently.

June is Men’s Health Education and Awareness Month, which makes it a great time to talk about the value of emotional and mental health, too.

Not enough people pay close attention to their mental health. Most people have a pretty good understanding about their emotional health and when they are depressed, feeling down, or can’t seem to find motivation, they’re not quite emotionally healthy. Mental health is far too often overlooked.

Staying mentally healthy is a matter of exercising the brain, just like the body. Unfortunately, in our society with television programs constantly running, hundreds of channels to choose from, smart phone devices, tablets, and other technology, it’s provided an opportunity for people to be as passive as possible.

Watching television or movies is a passive activity that doesn’t provide any real exercise or benefit for the brain. Without proper exercise, the risk of developing certain forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, can increase with age. Reading, doing puzzles, playing games, and even writing can all be great activities that stimulate the brain.

The more men and women, veterans of all ages, understand the value of physical, emotional, and mental health and what they can do to improve it for themselves, the more likely they will be proactive.

Some veterans may have difficulty taking on a variety of tasks because of their physical limitations, which is where home care can play an instrumental role. With the right home care aide supporting an elderly veteran, he or she should be able to stay as healthy as possible in every aspect for as long as possible.


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