Veterans Home Care LLC has once again been awarded a position on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list, a compendium of the fastest-growing companies in America. The award will be officially presented at the annual Inc. 500/5000 Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. later this fall.
“We’ve now spent half of our 10 years in business on the Inc. 5000 list! We’re absolutely thrilled to be recognized for the fifth year in a row by Inc. Magazine,” commented Bonnie Laiderman, Veterans Home Care president. “Inc. Magazine is the authority on business and their commitment to encouraging and rewarding entrepreneurial performance is especially important in an economic climate that still presents huge challenges to growing businesses. We’re proud to be included in such a prestigious list of American companies that have demonstrated strong performance and growth.”
This year, Veterans Home Care achieved position number 3389 on the Inc. 5000 list; it placed at number 1,477 in 2012, 1,345 in 2011, 1,624 in 2010 and 2,202 in 2009. Competition was steep and making the list this year was more difficult that at any other time in Inc.’s 32-year history.
Veterans Home Care offers the VetAssist® Program, which helps qualifying veterans or surviving spouses to access a little-known Veterans Administration benefit known as “Aid and Attendance.” The program also provides a zero-interest loan up front with no out-of-pocket costs to the client, so care can begin when the application is submitted, and provides continuing case management and compliance monitoring to help ensure that clients keep their pension. The company’s continuing growth is due, in part, to expanded efforts to brand its unique VetAssist® Program to both consumers and B2B.
“When I started this company more than 10 years ago, my clients were almost exclusively World War II veterans or their widows,” Laiderman noted. “Today our client base is changing, with more and more Vietnam veterans in their late sixties in need of our services. We’re honored to still be here to help a second generation of veterans.
Veterans Home Care, a woman-owned business headquartered in St. Louis, was founded in 2003 to help wartime veterans and their surviving spouses who qualify, apply for a non-service related disability pension from the Department of Veterans Affairs, which pays for assistance with activities of daily living in their homes. VHC’s VetAssist® Program provides home care, assigns attendant care workers and follows up to assure that the veteran remains in compliance with VA guidelines to continue receiving the pension. Veterans Home Care has helped more than 6,000 veterans or their surviving spouses to access VA benefits for the care they need. Veterans Home Care is not a government agency and is not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs.