While you may not know any veterans home care professionals personally, it’s a good idea to support what they do. Your father might have served during the Korean War or even the Vietnam War and while he has always been a strong man with a lot of pride, you may be noticing that he’s having a bit more trouble getting around the house lately, or that he’s unable to do some of the things that he used to, especially the things that he once enjoyed.
These could be the early signs that he might need more support than your mother can offer at this time in her life. This could be the sign that he may require veteran’s home care in order to remain living in the house that he built, the one you grew up in, and the one that he’s shared with your mother for more than 40 years.
You should support the idea of this level of care, so how can you do that? First, you should realize that there are many benefit programs for veterans, through the Veterans Administration, that provide health care of all forms, as well as other benefits, and if your father has physical or medical limitations that make it difficult for him to remain living at home without some level of support, he could qualify for what is known as the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit.
This is a benefit in which your father, if he qualifies, could receive financial support to have an in home care provider come to his home and provide the level of assistance and support that he needs.
How can you go about supporting veteran’s home care? Well, you could learn more about it to help your father determine whether he would qualify. There are some basic requirements that he would need to meet in order to qualify for this important benefit. First, he would need to have served in the active military for at least ninety days. One of those days would have needed to have been during a time of war or combat, though he wouldn’t have needed to be deployed in a combat situation.
He would need to have been honorably discharged from the military and show a need for veteran’s home care at this time. If your father would qualify, your mother would also qualify is she needed assistance.
The best way to support veteran’s home care is to make more people aware of the program. The more awareness you raise, the more significant it becomes.