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Listening to the Experiences of Other Veterans Who Needed Home Care


Veterans Care: Listening to the Experiences of Other Veterans Who Needed Home Care

Veterans commonly rally around one another, especially during a time of need. However, there are some veterans out there who may tend to disassociate themselves from even their closest friends in the service. Fortunately, the vast majority do support one another, look after one another, and try to make sure other veterans are aware of programs that can benefit them in the future.

For veterans who may need home care support, whether it was temporary or permanent, the experiences of those men and women can be instrumental at helping other veterans realize just how beneficial home care services can be.
Some veterans may reach an advanced age and be dealing with the natural effects of aging, which can include muscle loss. That muscle loss can affect their balance and ability to take care of themselves safely.
March is International Listening Awareness Month and when people take the time to share stories about their life, their experiences, and more, and when others take the time to actually listen to what they have to say, it can have an expanding effect. In other words, one person’s story can resonate, be shared, and suddenly touch dozens or even hundreds of lives.

Some veterans may share info about the Aid and Attendance Benefit.

Some veterans may not have any clue about certain pension programs made available through the VA. How are they going to find out about these things?

If they need some kind of support, they may rely on their family and friends, but nothing is going to be better than an experienced home care aide. Unfortunately, some of these veterans never look into hiring an aide because they can’t afford it. There is a pension that can help pay for this type of assistance, which is the Aid and Attendance Benefit.

Some veterans can share insight into the effects of hiring a home care aide.

Veterans and others who rely on home care support services often come to the realization that these support systems can even be better than family and friends. Yes, familial relations can be more comfortable in the beginning, but unless a person has direct experience supporting another individual in this type of capacity, there may be numerous missed opportunities for improving quality of life.

It can help veterans accept assistance.

Some veterans may be fiercely independent and have a difficult time asking for help. Hearing about other veterans who did this very thing may break through the barriers that have kept them from considering home care services.

If you or a loved one are considering hiring veterans care, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination™. Call today: 1-855-380-4400.


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.