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Veterans May Reduce Stress and Anxiety with Home Care Support

VA Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit

For some, stress and anxiety may seem like a normal part of life. It doesn’t have to be, though. Even veterans who may be having a difficult time with their own basic care and mobility at home don’t have to continue struggling.
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Plenty of people struggle every year.

Millions of people across the country struggle with many aspects of their basic care, and the vast majority of them are considered elderly.

When a veteran is having difficulty with their mobility, when they can’t properly care for themselves in a safe and healthy manner, they may be struggling with a lot of extra stress and anxiety. They may worry about the next time they have to get out of bed in the morning. They may think about climbing up or down stairs, wondering if the next time is going to be the one moment when they actually fall (when they’ve had plenty of close calls already).

 

Home care is a great option to consider.

Home care offers assistance when needed. When a veteran hires home care aides through an agency, they will have flexibility that can be absolutely critical to keeping them safe at home. They may only need support during the morning hours and are fine the rest of the day.

A home care agency allows them to get the kind of help they need when they need it.

 

Companionship may be essential.

When people feel lonely, they may experience even greater stress and anxiety. Companionship can be a great way for people to feel more confident in their life, because they still matter. A home care aide can offer that, and more.

 

They might need a ride to the store.

If they don’t have food, or if they have a doctor’s appointment they need to get to, and they don’t have a ride, that can be an extremely stressful situation. Some people don’t know where to turn for help. If they had a home care aide working with them on a regular basis, they would probably feel a lot less stressed and anxious about their particular circumstances.

What if they can’t afford a home care aide?

Some veterans may qualify for the Aid and Attendance Benefit, which is a pension through the VA that can provide financial assistance to pay for home care services.

 

If you or a loved one have the VA Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit and are considering hiring home care, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination™. Call today: 1-855-777-4693

 

Kyle Laramie, President

President, Founder at Veterans Care Coordination
After working in the field of occupational therapy, as well as various marketing, sales and management roles for both private duty nursing and assisted living providers, Kyle founded Veterans Care Coordination in April 2011. As president and owner of VCC, Kyle is driven by the memory of his grandfather. A World War II veteran, he unnecessarily missed out on essential VA benefits because Kyle’s family simply did not know about the opportunities that were available to assist him in his golden years.

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.