The moment a person begins struggling with their own basic care, they might understand the benefits of relying on professional services. However, paying for that level of support and care is not always easy. For some veterans, if they are on a limited income or pension, have been injured or disabled, are considered elderly, or are facing other challenges in life, they might not ever consider hiring a home care aide.
However, a home care aide can be instrumental at keeping them safe and also maintaining a relatively high quality of life. The Aid and Attendance Benefit can be a great way for these men and women to stay active and get the right type of home care support, if they qualify.
Here are four ways the Aid and Attendance Benefit may actually help veterans in need:
It pays for home care.
For those veterans who qualify for this particular pension, it can provide money every month to be used to pay for home care support services. When a person is having difficulty with their mobility, is going through a recovery process due to a heart attack, stroke, major surgery, injuries sustained in an accident, or anything else, having qualified and experienced support can be instrumental to the recovery.
It can offer assurance.
Knowing somebody will be there on a particular day and at a particular time can be extremely reassuring. When a veteran or surviving spouse has that level of assurance, knowing they are not on their own can help inspire them, motivate them, and help them get stronger and healthier.
It can even help a spouse.
If a veteran or their spouse requires home care assistance, they might be able to receive financial assistance to pay for home care support services. It can even help a surviving spouse of a veteran who would have normally qualified for this particular pension receive financial assistance to pay for home care for himself or herself.
The financial assistance is not going to be the same for a surviving spouse as it would have been for the veteran himself or herself, but it can still be instrumental at getting them the support and care they need at this difficult time in their life.
Any veteran who may require home care support should be encouraged to look into the Aid in Attendance Benefit. The sooner they begin the application process, the sooner they may be able to get financial support to pay for home care.
If you or a loved one are considering hiring home care for veterans, 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.