Veterans Care: What More Seniors Should Know About Home Care

There may come a time when an older veteran will need assistance with basic personal care, regardless if he or she suffered and combat injury.   For example, somebody in their 80s might need help with getting up and down stairs, meal preparation, or getting to and from appointments.

For some veterans, there are probably numerous misconceptions they have about home care support services. Some of those misconceptions can cause these veterans to discount the benefits they may be able to use.

Here are a few things that seniors, veterans and otherwise, should understand about home care and the support it can offer.

This is an affordable senior care option.

There’s nothing more affordable than hiring a home care aide. In fact, when a senior or veteran hires a home care aide for just two hours once or twice a week, that’s extremely affordable, especially if it is fully covered by a VA benefit.

For veterans who qualify, there’s a pension to help pay for it.

Qualifying veterans may be eligible to receive financial assistance through the Aid and Attendance Benefit. In order to qualify for this pension, the veteran needs to be considered a wartime veteran. That means he or she would need to have served at least one day of their active duty service during a time of official combat. Generally speaking, that would be World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Gulf War.

For veterans to qualify for financial aid through one of these pensions to pay for home care, they need to be able to prove home care is needed and meet a specific income and asset requirements.

Needing to rely on home care may be a difficult thing for some people to accept, but it is one of the most important things a senior can do to be safe and maintain a high quality of life.

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