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April 11, 2013
Susan Walker, 877.390.6377
Donna Appel to coordinate Veterans Home Care national effort
Veterans Home Care LLC is pleased to announce that Donna Appel has joined its team as National Sales Director. The company currently has nine offices across the U.S.
“Veterans Home Care is poised to grow appreciably in the next few years; with Donna’s expertise, we can move forward in a more synchronized way,” commented Bonnie Laiderman, Veterans Home Care President. “Our St. Louis headquarters has provided marketing support to our satellite offices all along, but this is the first time we’ve had someone whose sole mandate is to unify all marketing efforts company-wide.”
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Appel served as Regional Marketing Director for VetAssist, the company’s Florida office. Her previous experience includes more than 30 years in sales and marketing management at Altria Sales and Distribution, and Philip Morris USA. As Veterans Home Care’s National Director, Donna will be responsible for developing Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer marketing strategies and creating uniform sales practices nationwide.
Veterans Home Care was founded to help elderly veterans, and their surviving spouses who qualify, apply for the “Aid & Attendance” benefit which pays for assistance with activities of daily living. The benefit was established by an act of Congress more than 60 years ago, but most veterans aren’t aware of it. With World War II veterans now in their late 80s and 90s and many in frail health, Aid & Attendance can effect whether these individuals are able to remain in their homes.
“We’re lucky to have Donna on board in this capacity. We need to reach out to these veteran families while we still can,” Laiderman commented. “Under her direction, we can develop an integrated outreach plan to help more needy veteran families.”
Veterans Home Care, a woman-owned business headquartered in St. Louis, was founded in 2003 to help qualifying veterans, or their surviving spouses, apply for the VA’s “Aid & Attendance” benefit, provide home care and assist the veteran to remain in compliance with VA guidelines to continue receiving the benefit. Veterans Home Care furnishes an interest-free loan for the cost of home care until the application is approved and VA reimbursements begin. The company has helped more than 6,000 veterans or their surviving spouses to access VA benefits for the care they need. Veterans Home Care is not a government agency and is not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs.