VA Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit
For some, stress and anxiety may seem like a normal part of life. It doesn’t have to be, though. Even veterans who may be having a difficult time with their own basic care and mobility at home don’t have to continue struggling.
Plenty of people struggle every year.
Millions of people across the country struggle with many aspects of their basic care, and the vast majority of them are considered elderly.
When a veteran is having difficulty with their mobility, when they can’t properly care for themselves in a safe and healthy manner, they may be struggling with a lot of extra stress and anxiety. They may worry about the next time they have to get out of bed in the morning. They may think about climbing up or down stairs, wondering if the next time is going to be the one moment when they actually fall (when they’ve had plenty of close calls already).
Home care is a great option to consider.
Home care offers assistance when needed. When a veteran hires home care aides through an agency, they will have flexibility that can be absolutely critical to keeping them safe at home. They may only need support during the morning hours and are fine the rest of the day.
A home care agency allows them to get the kind of help they need when they need it.
Companionship may be essential.
When people feel lonely, they may experience even greater stress and anxiety. Companionship can be a great way for people to feel more confident in their life, because they still matter. A home care aide can offer that, and more.
They might need a ride to the store.
If they don’t have food, or if they have a doctor’s appointment they need to get to, and they don’t have a ride, that can be an extremely stressful situation. Some people don’t know where to turn for help. If they had a home care aide working with them on a regular basis, they would probably feel a lot less stressed and anxious about their particular circumstances.
What if they can’t afford a home care aide?
Some veterans may qualify for the Aid and Attendance Benefit, which is a pension through the VA that can provide financial assistance to pay for home care services.
If you or a loved one have the VA Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit and are considering hiring home care, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination™. Call today: 1-855-777-4693