Care for an Aging Veteran
For aging veterans, home care may be necessary at some point in time. But for those who may be on a fixed or limited income, it may not be possible to consider the prospect of hiring a professional and experienced home care aide. The cost alone can cause them to give up on that idea and, instead, try to do the best they can on their own and avoid serious accidents, injuries, and other emergencies. It’s important to realize that in-home care is a very affordable option.
Family members, friends, and others who are worried about their elderly loved ones, may look after them for a while. But as the months march on and turn into years, that type of support can begin to fade out. Even adult children who devote their energy to making sure their elderly veteran father is safe and comfortable within his own home, will eventually find that this type of work is extremely difficult. Sometimes, they are forced to make a decision between providing care, doing the best they can at work, in their own relationships, and even other activities that are important to them.
How do people make a difference, especially when they already know they simply don’t have that kind of time to devote to the senior? Far too many family members who become caregivers for their aging parents or other loved ones have a number of other responsibilities in life, including their career, their own family, and more.
Learning as much as possible about quality home care and focusing on relying on this type of care from an agency, as opposed to an independent caregiver, can make a difference. Quality home care agencies are devoted to providing the optimal level of care and support for seniors. Contact an agency to learn about availability and the services they offer.
If you or a loved one are considering hiring care for an aging veteran in Chicago, IL, 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)
- Just Because a Veteran Meets the ‘Main’ Requirements for Aid and Attendance Doesn’t Mean Approval Is Guaranteed - January 9, 2018
- Starting Over: When a Veteran or Spouse Is Gone, the Aid and Attendance Application May Need to Be Started Again - December 27, 2017
- 3 Ways Veterans Get Help Through Home Care Support - December 13, 2017