Finding Renewed Purpose for Senior Veterans Through Volunteering

Finding Renewed Purpose for Senior Veterans Through Volunteering

Veterans Senior Care

There are many people all across the country who actively seek out opportunities to provide benefits to other individuals. Today, there are numerous organizations that provide support services to veterans of all ages. However, most of the support services are focused on helping much younger veterans who have returned from active combat in Iraq or Afghanistan overcome any number of physical and emotional injuries and disabilities.

For aging veterans, home care can be a great asset, too. This is especially true for those elderly veterans who have difficulty getting around safely on their own. They may call on the services of a home care aide hired through an agency to come to their home, help them get out of bed and get dressed in the morning, help them take a shower, provide them support and assistance in preparing meals, driving them to doctor’s appointments or to the store, and even getting them out to visit with friends and pursue other interests and activities that are important to them.

For many of these aging veterans, they may feel as though they don’t have any real purpose in life, that they can actually benefit somebody else. They may have witnessed their spouse of many years pass away, their family may be stretched all across the country, and they may feel lonely at times.

An experienced home care aide will often have various conversations with the aging veteran to find out what was important in their life in the past, what they feel is still important, and how they can provide some type of benefit to others.

These conversations may lead to the prospect of volunteering. Aging veterans can volunteer for a number of activities and resources that can be important to others. Local VFW’s, Veterans of Foreign Wars, may provide a number of fundraising opportunities and services that help people throughout the community.

Through a number of programs, an aging veteran may be able to volunteer to help out in the community, through a homeless shelter, food pantry, VFW, and more. This can be a great way for aging veterans to feel inspired and as though their life still matters, which it most certainly does. In order to get the most out of life, some aging veterans may very well benefit from the support of a home care aide.

For more information and to learn about veterans senior care, contact Veteran’s Home Care at (888) 314-6075.

Bonnie Laiderman, CEO

Bonnie Laiderman, founder and president of Veterans Home Care®, has helped more than 16,000 veterans and their spouses receive in-home care through the unique VetAssist® Program. Started in 2003 as a one-woman operation, Bonnie has overseen the growth of the company to become one of the largest women-owned companies in the St. Louis Metro Region. Veterans Home Care has also earned the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Ethics and Inc. 5000 award of fastest growing companies six times. Now with offices coast-to-coast, Veterans Home Care serves our veterans in 44 states throughout the country.