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Limited Mobility for Veterans Might Make It Difficult for Them to Care for Themselves

If a person has limited mobility, how easy is it for them to get around, prepare meals, go to the bathroom, go shopping, and do other things that are commonly associated with basic care? It can be extremely difficult.


Aid and Attendance: Limited Mobility for Veterans Might Make It Difficult for Them to Care for Themselves

The same holds true for veterans of any age, whether they are dealing with the natural effects of aging or some type of disability. For these veterans, and others, home care may be the most important thing to consider.

They will face challenges.

Make no mistake about it, when a person has limited mobility, they will face various challenges in life. Some of these challenges can be due to limited mobility, emotional issues, mental challenges, such as memory loss, and more. When a veteran is coping with many different types of shortcomings, or challenges, it can make daily life more difficult and complicated.

Relying on a home care aide can be an invaluable asset at not just improving quality of life, but also safety.

They might have difficulty asking for help.

Some veterans may be extremely proud of their independence. When these various challenges creep in over time, such as by the natural process of aging, it might be difficult for them to ask for help. When they have difficulty asking for help, they may try to do too much, thus putting themselves at unnecessary risk.

Some veterans may be on a limited income.

They might believe it’s simply not possible for them to hire a home care aide or other assistance. For some of these veterans, especially those who are considered wartime veterans, the Aid and Attendance Benefit can be an invaluable asset to help them pay for home care support services.

In order to qualify for this particular pension, made available through the VA, veterans need to have served at least one day of service during a time of official combat, as defined by Congress. This can include World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict, and the Gulf War. They need to have served a minimum of 90 days active duty in one of the major branches of the United States military.

If their time of service overlapped the Gulf War, they need to have served a minimum of two years active duty. For these veterans, relying on a home care aide or other support services can help to maintain a higher quality of life.

If you or a loved one are considering hiring home care assistance, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination™. Call today: 1-855-380-4400.

Kyle Laramie, President

President, Founder at Veterans Care Coordination
After working in the field of occupational therapy, as well as various marketing, sales and management roles for both private duty nursing and assisted living providers, Kyle founded Veterans Care Coordination in April 2011. As president and owner of VCC, Kyle is driven by the memory of his grandfather. A World War II veteran, he unnecessarily missed out on essential VA benefits because Kyle’s family simply did not know about the opportunities that were available to assist him in his golden years.

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.