Aging veterans care: As we age we face health issues, physical challenges, and loneliness.  Veterans can be independent and take a great deal of pride in their ability to support themselves and be there for friends and family. Yet, their needs will be similar to any aging individual.  Home care can be one of the best decisions an aging veteran can make.

Aging Veterans Care: Choosing Home Care For Veteran

Aging Veterans Care: Choosing Home Care For Veterans

Pride can get in the way. 

When someone begins struggling with their activities of daily living or when they can’t seem to do the things they could a few years earlier, they may prefer to keep trying rather than ask for assistance.

There will likely come a time when a veteran of advancing years begins to feel unsteady on their feet and the ability to get out of bed safely is no longer guaranteed. At this point in their life, they may slow down and try to be ‘extra cautious’ while taking their chances.

How can home care help?

Home care aides can provide an invaluable resource and support most commonly in the form of physical assistance. They can help aging and disabled veterans and surviving spouses get out of bed safely in the morning, help them with personal hygiene when necessary (like brushing their teeth, getting into and out of the shower, and even toileting), and may even provide transportation options to the store, doctors’ appointments, or other destinations. Additionally, caregivers provide companionship.

What about those who can’t afford home care?

The VA offers a benefit that could help. It’s called Pension with Aid and Attendance and it offers financial assistance to qualifying veterans and their dependents, such as a spouse. The veteran must be considered a wartime veteran, which means he or she needs to have served at least one day of their active duty service during a time of ‘official combat,’ as defined by Congress.
The veteran also needs to have proof of the need for home care (ie. a doctor has specifically recommended these services), etc. The need for home care should not be due to an injury or disability sustained during active duty service.

When a veteran realizes the true and lasting benefits of home care support and believes he or she may qualify for financial assistance through Aid and Attendance, they should complete an application.


If you or a loved one is needing assistance with Aging Veterans Care, please contact the knowledgeable and 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.