There are numerous benefits that a home care aide or even a visiting nurse can provide to people who need assistance. For veterans, home care may seem like something they can’t even consider because of their financial situation, but if a veteran qualifies for it, the Aid and Attendance Benefit could be essential to help them get the care and support they need at home.
There are plenty of benefits that home care offers. Below are three such benefits veterans might want to consider because it could lead to improved safety and possibly even a higher quality of life.
Benefit #1: Physical assistance.
Some veterans have a difficult time asking for help. However, as people get older or deal with serious disabilities, they begin to become more acutely aware of their own limitations.
If a person has trouble getting out of bed every morning, does not feel safe getting into and out of the shower, and even has difficulty easing themselves in and out of the restroom, they might have family and friends in the area, but are they really going to call them for help with these intimate matters?
A home care aide can offer the physical support these veterans may require -regardless of age, size, or gender.
Benefit #2: Emotional support.
As we get older, our friends and even neighbors may pass away or move away, causing us to feel more isolated, especially if we have mobility challenges. An experienced home care aide can provide wonderful emotional support to veterans and others through conversations, playing games with them, and even supporting them as they pursue activities that are still important in their life.
Benefit #3: Developing a plan.
An experienced home care aide can help a veteran develop a cogent and cohesive plan for their future. This plan can include a bucket list of things they would love to try, see, or explore as well as various options they may need to consider if they ultimately deal with increased physical limitations, health emergencies and other issues.
If a veteran needs financial assistance to pay for home care support and are considered a wartime veteran, they may want to look into the Aid and Attendance Benefit. If they believe they would qualify, they should be encouraged to fill out and submit the application as soon as they realize home care is necessary.
If you or a loved one are considering hiring home care for veterans, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination™. Call today: 1-855-380-4400
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.