The Benefits of Being a Veteran when Home Care is Needed

Veterans Home Care

Home care can be incredibly important for aging seniors, especially those who may have difficulty tending to their own basic needs. As people get older they will face numerous physical challenges and limitations. For some veterans, asking for help may be a challenge.

For other veterans, they may realize how valuable asking for assistance can be, but they may think home care services is simply too expensive for them. For some veterans, the Aid and Attendance Benefit, made available through the VA, could help pay for some levels of home care assistance, even if they choose to have a family member support them.

There are number of benefits that being a veteran can have when extra assistance is necessary, whether it is in the form of home care or something else. Here are a few of those benefits and then we’ll talk about requirements to qualify for the Aid and Attendance pension program.

Benefit #1: Unique pension programs.

Veterans have a number of pension programs and other financial benefits that are only available to them.

Benefit #2: Great support systems.

This wasn’t always the case, but today there are many support systems for aging veterans and those who have been injured during their time of service.

Benefit #3: Community support.

There are more and more communities that reach out and help the veterans who served their country. This can be great for those who may be reaching a certain age and are struggling to get to the store and take care of other personal needs.

Now, as for the Aid and Attendance pension, there are certain requirements to consider to determine whether the senior may be eligible for this one to help pay for home care.

1. 90 days of active duty service. The veteran needs to have served at least 90 days in active duty, with at least one of those days of their service falling during a time of active combat.

2. Honorably discharged. The veteran needs to have been honorably discharged from the United States military.

3. Widows of veterans who would qualify may also qualify. If the widow of an aging veteran may require home care assistance, she may also qualify for the Aid and Attendance pension, but it’s not going to be the same amount as it would have for her husband.

When the prospect of home care becomes necessary, the veteran should contact Veterans Home Care for more information and assistance.

For more information and to learn about veterans home 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.