May 18th is Visit Your Relatives Day: Spend the Day with Your Veteran Loved One

Veterans Home Care Services

Mark served his country with dignity and pride. He fought during the Korean War, returned home, raised a family, built a solid career, and then took care of his wife as she fell ill in their early 70s and passed away when she was just 73. In the 15 years since her passing, Mark made sure that he continued to remain busy, actively involved in his community, and spend time with family and friends.

As he got older, he was facing more and more physical challenges. It became more difficult for him to get around on his own in a safe manner. He had trouble taking care of his property and relied on some neighborhood kids to help out while earning a few bucks on the side.

As a veteran, Mark never even consider the option of hiring a professional care provider. He was a proud individual who preferred to take care of other people and felt guilty if he had to rely on anybody for assistance. He had a couple of adult children who lived relatively close by, but he rarely called on them for help with anything. His neighbors did what they could to support him, but as they had busy careers of their own, it was extremely difficult to be there every minute he needed assistance.

For veterans just like Mark all across the country, it’s important that they get proper care. Most veterans can gain access to free medical care through the Veterans Administration, but if they don’t live close enough to a veterans hospital, it can be much more difficult for them to get that right level of assistance. Family members who live close enough to an aging veteran should make sure to stop by and visit with them from time to time.

Yes, life gets busy, but for anyone who has reached an advanced age, who may be having difficulty tending to their own basic care, or who could be experiencing some levels of loneliness and isolation, those visits can do a world of good. May 18th is Visit Your Relatives Day, so any person who has an elderly loved one who is a veteran should schedule some time to stop by and visit with them, take them out for a movie, bring them to dinner at a restaurant, or even watch a movie in with them. That can do wonders for their emotional state of mind and their overall health and well-being.

For more information and to learn about veterans home care services, 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.