Veterans, like others, can certainly get help from many outlets and venues. Some veterans may have a difficult time not just asking for assistance, but accepting it. When a veteran could benefit from a home care aide, whether they’re recovering from major surgery, a medical emergency, injuries, or simply dealing with the natural process of aging, they should be encouraged to look into it.
For those veterans who may not have a lot of money because of limited pensions, Social Security, or other situations, they might not even think about hiring through a home care agency because they assume it’s just too expensive. For these veterans, they should be encouraged to at least look into the Aid and Attendance Benefit, which could provide up to about $2,000 per month for qualifying veterans to pay for home care services.
For veterans looking into home care, there are a number of ways this can get help. Here are three to consider.
-First, they can get physical assistance.
Whether a person has been injured in an accident or is slowing down because of age, they might need help getting up from a chair, walking up and down stairs, going to the store, getting out of bed, taking a shower, or even just going to the bathroom. Getting that physical assistance from a spouse, adult children, friend, or neighbor may be okay, but the more help that’s required, the greater the pressure it places on that support network.
Experienced and professional home care aides can be a far better option because of their experience, consistent schedule, and availability.
-Second, they can get emotional encouragement.
This can also come from family and friends, but an experienced home care aide will often offer incredible emotional encouragement to their clients, thus helping them pursue activities and other points of interest they may have given up on because they no longer thought it was practical or even possible.
As long as it can be done safely and possibly with certain modifications, home care aides can help and that can improve quality of life tremendously.
-Third, they can improve safety.
Experienced caregivers understand how safety is often compromised as people get older or deal with injuries and other disabilities. They can make suggestions about home modifications, offer that physical support getting up and down stairs, for example, or otherwise discuss how safety is being compromised at this point in the veteran’s life.
Home care is a great asset for veterans and others, especially when they have difficulty getting around on their own.
If you or a loved one are considering home care for Veterans, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination™. Call today: 1-855-380-4400
Under Kyle’s leadership, Veterans Care Coordination has become one of the fastest growing senior service companies in the United States. Partnering with health care providers throughout the U.S., VCC serves more than 1000 clients in 45 states. The company currently employs more than 65 professionals.
In January 2014, Kyle was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list. The St. Louis Small Business Monthly also named him as one of the “100 St. Louisans to Know” in 2014. In 2015, Kyle was selected as one of ten national finalists for the 2015 Glenn Shepard Leadership Award. In addition, in September 2013, Veterans Care Coordination was honored by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly as one of the “Top 20” small businesses in the St. Louis area, in 2014 the company was honored as a finalist for the Arcus Awards and by the St. Louis Post Dispatch for being a Top Workplace.
Kyle is an accredited claims agent by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of veterans’ benefits, addressing conferences such as the Home Care Association of America and the Northeast Home care Conference. Kyle currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging and has been previously involved with the St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. He resides in Lake St. Louis, Mo. with his wife and twin boys. In his spare time, Kyle is an avid tennis player.