Veterans, like most other people, will go through the natural process of aging. For some, it may become difficult to maintain their own basic care, to stay safe within the comfort of their home, and maintain a good quality of life. When quality of life begins to decline, it’s going to affect many other aspects of one’s well-being, safety, and other factors.
For these veterans, home care could be essential.
Relying on support may be just what an aging veteran needs to stay safe, active, and engaged in life. It could also be just the ticket to maintain a high quality of life.
Unfortunately, many veterans don’t look into it because they assume it’s too expensive.
This is true of other seniors as well. When an individual is limited on their income, such as through a pension, Social Security, disability, or retirement savings, they know exactly how much they have coming in every month and may be concerned about how long this money has to last them.
Some people incorrectly assume home care needs be hired for full-time support.
This is not true. When hired through an agency, a home care aide or other support services can be relied upon for just a couple of hours a day, maybe even just one or two days a week to start. This may be exactly what an elderly veteran needs to do certain tasks around the house, go shopping, get to a doctor’s appointment, and perform other basic tasks throughout the week.
What about for those who are strapped?
People who have no extra income, can’t seem to scrape together two extra pennies every week, let alone even contemplate hiring a home care aide, if they are considered a wartime veteran, they may qualify for the Aid and Attendance Benefit. This pension is made available through the VA and can provide financial support to qualifying veterans.
The veteran needs to be able to prove home care is necessary at this point in his or her life, have served at least one day active duty during a time of official combat, as defined by Congress, be honorably discharged from service, and have served at least 90 days active duty in one of the major branches of the United States military (a minimum of two years if they served any time during the Gulf War).
When a veteran begins relying on professional, experienced support at home, they often pursue things they thought they had to give up, which helps them improve quality of life.
If you or a loved one are considering hiring home care for veterans, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination™. Call today: 1-855-380-4400