Military Appreciation Month and Veterans Home Care

Military Appreciation Month and Veterans Home Care

November is Military Appreciation Month and that means it’s a good time to consider those who may need some form of assistance while living at home. Commonly referred to as veteran’s home care, the men and women who served our country, whether during a time of war or not, sacrificed their time and put their lives and well-being on the line in the name of freedom and democracy.

Some may have served out of a sense of pride, or because their father served, or because they wanted to do something for their country. Others might have served because it was a path to a better life. No matter what the motivation, serving in the military is strictly volunteer and that is one aspect of the United States that is relatively unique to many other countries throughout the world.

Our veterans didn’t ask for anything in return and yet those who served in Vietnam often returned to scorn and ridicule for the actions of a few. Still, through it all, they were and have always been proud of their service to this great country. Now, for those who are past retirement age, some of them may need a little assistance to remain living in the comfort of their own home. They may require veteran’s home care and for some, trying to pay for that level of care can be a challenge.

That’s where the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit can be a significant advantage. For those who served in one of the four branches of the military (the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines), who served for at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one of those days being during a time of war, and who were honorably discharged from their service, they may be eligible for the Aid and Attendance Benefit that would provide them with some monetary assistance so that they could have a home care professional assist them as they live at home.

There are several options that veterans can choose from when it comes to requiring care in their later years, including assisted living for veterans. This month, as we honor the men and women, who served, let’s also take a moment to honor those who not only served, but who may now require a little support for their health and well-being at home. When it comes to veteran’s home care, the Aid and Attendance benefit can make a significant, positive impact on the lives of those who served.

For more information on the VA Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit that helps senior veterans pay for in-home care services, or if you have a general question about VA Home Care, please don’t hesitate to call Veterans 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.