Aging Veterans Care
As people get older it becomes more difficult to not just gain strength, but keep it. Seniors often notice their strength diminishing each passing year. Aging veterans also go through the same challenges.
There are many challenges that can arise through the loss of strength, most notably having more difficulty getting out of bed, get up from a chair, walking up and down stairs, and possibly even walking down the hall and staying safe.
For veterans of all ages, if they’re coping with a number of physical challenges that make it difficult to gain strength, maintain balance, or maintain strength, they may feel there are no options available that can help, especially if they’re limited in their income and assets. The Aid and Attendance Benefit may be able to help some of these veterans, especially if they served any time during an official time of combat, which would include World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Gulf War.
There are numerous things veterans of all ages can do to help maintain at least some of their strength and balance.
Exercise is one of the most important things for people of all ages. Even individuals who had a heart attack are often encouraged by their doctor to get exercise daily. At least 15 minutes of cardiovascular exercise every day can help strengthen the heart and keep muscles throughout the body engaged and strong.
By rely on the support of a home care aide, veterans can get the emotional support they need. Sure, they have family members and friends who call them, stop by, and provide a great emotional boost, but they may not have the time to be there every single day.
A home care aide, especially somebody with a lot of experience, will be able to provide that emotional support.
When a person is limited in their physical mobility, they may feel isolated and alone. Experienced caregiver can offer companionship that can be tremendously beneficial for emotional and mental well-being.
If a veteran would have extreme difficulty paying for home care support, he or she may want to look into the Aid and Attendance Benefit. Not every veteran is going to qualify for this particular pension, but for those who do, it can be instrumental in helping them afford home care support.
The veteran needs to be able to prove home care is absolutely necessary at this point in their life in order to qualify, among other requirements.
If you or a loved one are considering hiring aging veterans care, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination™. Call today: 1-855-777-4693
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.
Latest posts by Kyle Laramie, President (see all)
- Could the Aid and Attendance Benefit Funds Be Used for Home Improvements for the Veteran? - November 14, 2017
- As a Korean War Veteran, a Senior Could Be Eligible for Aid and Attendance - November 2, 2017
- For a Veteran in Need of Home Care, it’s Never Too Early to Apply for Support - October 24, 2017