Veterans care: For many, getting older often means struggling with activities of daily life and feeling isolated. Aging veterans face many of the same challenges that other elderly men and women face, but some may have difficulty asking for help or even accepting it. Some veterans may contemplate the possibility of home care, but assume it’s not reasonable to consider because of their financial circumstances.
This can leave them feeling frustrated, frightened, and even more alone than ever.
When a person realizes they are no longer safe on their own, struggle just to get out of bed, have extreme challenges making a healthy meal, it can feel frustrating. When they can’t get out to the store or visit with friends, it can be lonely.
Aging veterans face this and much more, every single day all across the country. Some just assume there’s no possible way they could pay for home care. If they don’t have family or friends in the area to offer assistance they do the best they can. They may hunker down and just endure each day rather than living life to its fullest.
Then, for some, something amazing happens.
Some elderly veterans who served at least one day of active duty during a time of war hear about Pension with Aid and Attendance. The Aid and Attendance benefit is a VA benefit used for home care. It is an increased monthly pension amount that can be available when an elderly veteran or surviving spouse requires the ‘aid and attendance’ of another person. There are conditions that veterans must meet to be eligible for this benefit.
When elderly veterans learn about the Aid and Attendance Benefit and apply for it, they feel wonderful. They feel rejuvenated. They feel as though they’ve been given a new lease on life and are able to once again participate in activities and feel confident they will be safe at home and experience a better quality of life.
If you or a loved one are needing assistance with veteran care, please contact the friendly experts at Veterans Care Coordination™, specializing in affordable care for veterans.
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.
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