Veterans in Home Care – What Type of Care Does Your Elderly Veteran Need?
When you’re talking about elderly veterans, especially those who might require some type of care because of physical conditions, limitations, or health problems, there are a variety of options to choose from. One of those options is to receive home care.
Home care is a situation in which an aid shows up at the veteran’s home and assists them with any type of basic tasks they require. This could include helping them get out of bed in the morning and get dressed, assistance bathing or toileting, helping them keep their house clean and organized, assisting them doing laundry, preparing meals, driving them to doctors’ appointments or to the store, and much more.
This is the most popular form of care veterans might require. It’s popular because it allows the senior to remain within the comfort of their own home as long as possible. In many cases, the elderly veteran could spend the rest of their life at home and never have to choose another option.
However, an aging veteran may feel it’s best for them to seek out other care options, including assisted living. Assisted living for veterans is very similar to assisted living for anyone else, but there are some facilities run by the Veterans Administration that are specifically designed for aging veterans. These facilities are not available all across country, but are only available in certain areas.
These assisted living communities would house other veterans so they would have people who share common interests and experiences to talk to, take part in various activities with, and much more.
An elderly veteran can also consider moving into a regular assisted living facility if they so choose.
Direct nursing care and even hospice may be required for veterans who have significant health problems or are facing a terminal illness.
How do you determine the right solution for the aging veteran?
Many families may have difficulty trying to figure out what the right solution is for their elderly loved one. It doesn’t matter whether they are a veteran or not; finding the right level of care is a matter of love and affection.
For an aging veteran who served at least 90 days active duty in one of the four major branches of the United States military, with at least one of those days being during a time of active combat, may qualify for a pension program known as Aid and Attendance. This could help them pay for home care if it is necessary at this time.
For more information and to learn about Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension , contact Veteran’s Home Care at (888) 314-6075.