There may be numerous times when somebody could benefit from extra physical assistance. For example, a person may have broken their leg walking down the stairs. That broken leg is going to make it difficult for them to get around, take a shower, drive a car, and more. Whether that individual is a veteran or not, a home care aide may certainly be beneficial, even if it’s only for a couple of weeks.
Still, some people may not see the benefit of paying for a home care aide. Perhaps they don’t have the income to pay for the extra help. For veterans, they may be eligible for what’s called the Aid and Attendance Benefit.
The Aid and Attendance Benefit may help pay for home care support.
This is a pension program made available through the VA. It was started following World War I to help returning soldiers, but it expanded through the years to provide financial assistance to veterans of all ages who needed home care services. The major stipulation is that in order to qualify, a veteran needs to have served at least one day active duty during a time of official combat.
What if the veteran refuses to consider home care?
If the veteran still won’t consider hiring home care support, he or she may not fully understand the benefits it can offer. People from all walks of life can refuse to even consider relying on a home care aide or other caregiver.
The more they understand the benefits it can offer, the more likely they begin to open up to the idea of relying on home care services.
It can improve quality of life.
An experienced caregiver can provide physical and emotional support to those in need. This can help veterans stay active, stay focused on the future, and feel as though life is still worth living. Making the choice to rely on home care is one of the most important decisions any veteran can make.
If you or a loved one are considering hiring home care for a veteran, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination™. 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.