What's the Deal with Home Care?

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 10:30

Here at AVCC, we work with trusted home care providers to provide veterans and surviving spouses with compassionate caregivers using the funding of aid and attendance. Aid and attendance is tax-free benefit distributed to eligible, honorably discharged veterans or their surviving spouses. Those approved for benefits can receive a monthly check as a reimbursement for the cost of acceptable medical expenses, like home care. 

So what's the deal with home care? Why is AVCC committed to connecting people with trusted home care providers?

In-home care services are not the answer for everyone, but they are a great solution for anyone who wishes to age in place and prevent having to move into an institution. Home care is a cost-effective and safe option for anyone who does not need medical care. It allows seniors to remain in the comfort of their own home and live independently, while still receiving the care and attention they need. This gives families peace and assurance that their loved ones are not only receiving compassionate and individualized care, but that they are comfortable and happy as well. With home care in place, family members have the opportunity to spend more quality time with their aging loved one, instead of having to act as a caregiver. 

In-home care services are beneficial for any individual who needs or wants to stay home. They can benefit individuals who are aging, recovering from surgery or another injury, or living with a disability. In fact, research shows that home care promotes faster and more improved recovery outcomes than recuperating in a medical facility. Home care costs are typically equal or less than the costs of assisted living or nursing home care. 

Living at home helps individuals sustain the optimal level of physical and psychological wellbeing. Home care offers companionship, and reduces stress on the individual and their family members. It is tailored to the individual's specific needs and ensures they are receiving the proper care and attention, while still living independently and in the comfort of their own home. 

Home care services include things like: 

·    Companionship
·    Meal preparation/feeding
·    Laundry
·    Light housekeeping
·    Grocery shopping/errands
·    Medication reminders
·    Bathing/hygiene/grooming
·    Mobility assistance, transfer assistance & fall prevention
·    Toileting and incontinence care

 

While it may not seem like now is the time to seek home care services, getting a head-start can actually prepare you and your loved ones for a time of crisis. Furthermore, home care can help prevent avoidable hospital admissions and extensive hospital stays. The AVCC network is comprised of non-medical home care companies. What truly sets them apart is the well-trained, devoted care givers that have a heart for in-home caregiving. Each location is bonded, insured and covered under workmen compensation to protect our clients and families. Each client is individually matched to a caregiver to meet your specific needs

If you are, or know of, a veteran or surviving spouse who may benefit from home care services, give us a call today to learn more! 1-855-601-4770

...and that's today's scoop on our commitment to home care!