VETERANS HOME CARE RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF ST. LOUIS’ LARGEST WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA BY ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL
Veterans Home Care LLC has been recognized in the current issue of the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the 25 largest women-owned businesses in the region. The company, with more than $18 million in revenues last year, ranks 15, the same position it held in 2012.
“Our product is our service. It’s thanks to the hard work and dedication of our employees that we’ve had such a successful year,” commented Bonnie Laiderman, Veterans Home Care president. “We’ve also been able to implement systems to effectively increase productivity. That translates into being able to help more veteran families.”
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.