FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Susan Walker, 314.514.2444 or 877.390.6377
VETERANS HOME CARE ANNOUNCES VETASSIST® PROGRAM
Veterans Home Care, LLC. announces the introduction of the VetAssist® Program, to present as a single brand offering, its unique services to elderly wartime veterans and their spouses.
The VetAssist® Program helps qualifying wartime veterans or surviving spouses to access the “Aid and Attendance” pension, a little-known Department of Veterans Affairs benefit. One of the VetAssist® Program’s unique features is a zero-interest loan, with no out-of-pocket costs to clients, to pay for home care beginning when the application to the VA is submitted. After clients are approved by the VA and begin receiving pension payments, the VetAssist® Program provides continuing case management and compliance monitoring to help ensure that clients keep their pension.
“In speaking to our clients, home care providers and even people associated with the VA, we’ve come to realize that what we offer is truly unique,” commented Bonnie Laiderman, Veterans Home Care president. “We came to the conclusion that defining ‘The VetAssist® Program’ as a distinct brand helps people understand how we’re different from other entities who say they help veterans. Veterans and their spouses need to know that our services are something they can’t find anywhere else.”
The VetAssist® Program begins with the first phone call ̶ every prospective VetAssist® Program client is contacted by an intake specialist who conducts an in-depth interview to determine eligibility. That phone interview is followed up by a personal visit at which the client’s need for assistance with activities of daily living and financial need are assessed and documented. The application is completed and sent to the VA, home care is scheduled and the client begins receiving care, even while their application is being reviewed by the VA.
“In our more than 10 years in business, we’ve been able to help more than 6,000 clients remain in their homes by providing them with care,” Laiderman recounted. “Our VetAssist® Program is life-saving.”
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 connected disability pension from the Department of Veterans Affairs, which pays for assistance with activities of daily living in their homes. Veterans Home Care is not a government agency and is not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs.