What to Do for the Veteran Waiting for Home Care

Caregivers for Aging Veterans – The VetAssist Program is the Answer to Your Waiting Period Woes

Veterans across the country have been receiving more attention lately as a result of incompetent leadership at the highest levels of the Veterans Administration. While these veterans who have been waiting for weeks and sometimes even months to get into see a doctor at one of the VA hospitals across the country, one type of veteran is still being neglected for the most part in the news. That happens to be the veteran who is waiting for home care.

Elderly veterans, just like any other elderly individual, may reach a point in their life where they need assistance at home. They have options of moving into an assisted living community, requiring nursing home care, or focusing on other independent living situations, but they also have the right to remain at home where they’re most comfortable.

However, for many veterans, finding a way to pay for home care is one of the most complicated issues. Veterans may have limited income from Social Security and other pensions. If that’s the case, they may have a very difficult time being able to afford proper home care.

The VA Aid and Attendance Benefit is one option. This benefit is available for veterans who served at least 90 days of active duty service with at least one of those days being during a time of active combat. That doesn’t mean that they had to have served in a combat zone or situation, but that their service in the military needed to have coincided with a time of official combat by at least one day.

The Aid and Attendance benefit can provide a pension that could be used to pay for home care for the veteran. However, even though this is a great program, the waiting period can be intensely long. In fact, some veterans are complaining that they wait for up to nine months to hear whether they qualify for the Aid and Attendance pension.

So, what can you do to help your Veteran during this waiting period? Thanks to the VetAssist Program at Veteran’s Home Care, your elderly loved one will be supported from day one. 

Veteran’s Home Care will help you determine if you qualify for the VA Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit, help with the application process, and most importantly, we provide you with home care right away. Through an interest-free loan, you will be able to pay for home care while the VA processes your application – you won’t have to wait to get the care you need.

When it’s time for your Veteran to receive some form of home care, contact Veteran’s Home Care about the VetAssist program and all of its benefits. You’ll likely find that it fits all of your needs and goes beyond expectations.

For more information and to learn about Caregivers for Aging Veterans,  contact Veteran’s 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.