Aid and Attendance
There could be many things people struggle with as they get older. The same holds true for veterans. For veterans who have been injured or disabled, whether it was the result of their service or age or anything else, home care could be an instrumental factor in maintaining a higher quality of life.
For some of these veterans, though, being able to afford home care is difficult. If they’ve been disabled or injured, they may be receiving certain disability pensions or other payments from the government to compensate for their loss of physical ability to perform certain tasks around the house.
Those pensions or other payments may be just enough to cover their living expenses, food, utilities, and more, with almost nothing left over to even consider paying home care support services. That’s where the Aid and Attendance Benefit may be beneficial.
Depending on the time of service and whether a minimum of one day overlapped an active time of combat as defined by Congress, those veterans may qualify for financial assistance from this particular pension that can be used to pay for home care support services.
How home care can change their fortunes.
Before a person begins receiving support and assistance from an experienced home care aide, that veteran might give up a lot of activities that were once important to him or her. They may avoid spending time with friends, working, or even taking care of the house. They might not get out to visit with friends, take part in physical therapy, or do other things that were once so important to them.
An experienced home care aide can offer physical support but also encouragement. That encouragement can be a great asset to helping them get around, feel better about themselves, and feel like life is still worth living.
The one thing many veterans discover early on.
When a veteran begins relying on a home care aide, especially somebody from an agency who has a great deal of experience, they discover that quality of life can improve dramatically with just a little support and assistance.
For example, up until that point they may have avoided taking a shower often because they were unsteady getting into and out of the tub. They may have avoided keeping up with their house or stopped thinking about spending time with friends.
Once that home care aide began working with them, they realized life could still be enjoyed fully. Any veteran who knows home care is necessary but doesn’t think they can afford it should look into the Aid and Attendance Benefit.
If you or a loved one are considering the aid and attendance benefit, 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.
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