Veterans Care: Aging veterans can face challenges, including the need for home care support.
As veterans get older or begin facing unexpected challenges with mobility, health, or strength, adjustments may need to be made. They may no longer be able to do activities, hobbies, or play certain sports they love. For many, it can become frustrating.
For those veterans who begin to struggle with activities of daily living, home care is a great support.
Families have many demands on their time including caring for their aging parents. A home care aide can provide services to assist with activities of daily living. Home care aides can assist with: meal preparation, grocery shopping, laundry, light housekeeping, companionship, bathing, dressing, transferring in/out of bed, assistance to appointments, incontinence, hygiene, and so much more.
It’s not easy for veterans to ask for help with these things.
It can especially be true when the aging veteran may only have a few family members in the area who are capable of stopping by to assist them. Some veterans, though, could not imagine paying a home care aide to help, even for a few hours a couple of days a week.
That’s where the Aid and Attendance Benefit could be instrumental.
Pension with Aid and Attendance is designed for honorably discharged ‘wartime veterans,’ meaning those who served at least one-day of active duty during a time in which the United States was actively engaged in combat. Minimum time of service needs to be 90 days except for those who served any time during the Gulf War, in which case they need to have served 24 months minimum.
Veterans also must have a medical condition not related to military service requiring assistance with activities of daily living. Additionally, there are asset requirements and the veteran must meet an income-to-medical expense ratio.
It’s not always easy adjusting to changing circumstances, especially when those changes make it more difficult to stay safe and healthy at home. The Pension with Aid and Attendance Benefit might allow some veterans to afford home care services and remain living independently within their homes while alleviating stress and helping to maintain family harmony.
If you or a loved one is needing assistance with Veterans Care, please contact the knowledgeable and 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.