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.