When your country needed help, you were on the front lines. If it’s you who needs help now, don’t be afraid to ask. After all, you deserve it.
Heroes Deserve Help, Too
You answered the call of duty to defend your country. You’ve made sacrifices and put your life on the line for others. The time has come to receive the help and consideration you’re owed. After being brave for so long, it may be challenging to accept that now you’re the one who needs help. You’re worth the care and attention to alleviate your daily struggles and enhance your quality of life.
Serving your country was an amazing act of selflessness. Now it’s time for someone to serve your needs. Your health and happiness are important. However, it’s up to you to speak up and take steps toward receiving first-time home care.
How To Ask for Help At Home
Many veterans aren’t aware they may be eligible for Veteran Aid and Attendance benefits. You receive this monthly benefit in addition to your VA pension. Aid and Attendance cover the costs of assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and in-home care.
If you’re hesitant to ask for help, there are plenty of resources available, and you’re not alone. You can receive the daily assistance and companionship you deserve and stay in the comfort of your own home. All you have to do is call veterans care coordinators, and they will guide you through the entire process of:
Confirming whether you qualify for in-home care
Contacting the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and keeping track of your case and approval status
Sending a kind and dedicated professional to your home to begin care as soon as possible
Complete the Screening Process
Specific qualifications determine your eligibility for in-home care services—the first step to getting the help you need in completing the screening process. Veterans care coordinators’ responsibility is to build a case that supports your need for Aid and Attendance benefits to pay for in-home care services. Be prepared to answer questions about your mental and physical health.
During this comprehensive screening, you must also confirm your ability to complete activities of daily living (ADLs). If you struggle with any of the following tasks, it counts towards your eligibility to receive in-home care services:
Bathing and hygiene
Toileting and incontinence
Fill Out the Aid and Attendance Form
The Aid and Attendance form is an online document. It’s not lengthy, but it asks when you served and whether you were honorably discharged. Once it’s completed correctly with all your contact information and sent to the Department of Veteran Affairs, they’ll review your information and confirm whether you qualify for Aid and Attendance.
Choose Your Preferred In-Home Assistance
Every veteran is different, so there are multiple care and assistance programs to suit your needs. If you qualify for VA Aid and Attendance, you can select one of the following veteran home care services:
Home Care Services: If you need non-skilled help with ADLs, veterans’ home care may be perfect for you. If you meet the clinical and financial requirements, you can submit your application for home care services. You may either hire your loved one to be your home care provider, or veterans care coordinators will match you with a professional within their network. Either way, your home care provider works according to your schedule and completes the tasks you request.
Home Health Services: Veterans who need medical assistance from their own home instead of moving into a nursing home may qualify for home health care. These short-term health care services are ideal for housebound veterans. With VA home health care, a medical professional arrives at their client’s home every day and performs skilled services like nursing care, physical therapy, patient education, and social services.
Private Duty Care Services: Private duty care is another non-skilled service for eligible veterans with chronic conditions or disabilities. These high-quality services help make your life easier and give you peace of mind. If you need medical professionals to supplement your non-skilled services, you may also qualify for a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN). If so, they’ll arrive at your home every day and perform services your regular provider cannot, such as medication administration, injections, and care training for family members.
Don’t wait any longer to reach out to professionals to get the help you need. AVCC is here for you.
Getting first-time home care can be daunting, and asking for help can be humbling. However, needing home care services isn’t a sign of weakness, nor does it make you less of a person. You are and will always be a hero. Although your independence may have diminished, your pride and dignity are still intact.
Suppose you need help but don’t know where to start or how to hire a nurse for home care. Veterans care coordinators will stand by your side and ensure you receive all the money you qualify for. Additionally, they connect you to a compassionate and diligent caregiver who provides attentive medical or non-medical services.
Call AVCC to Help You Receive Veteran Home Care Services
At American Veterans Care Connection, our main purpose is to empower and uplift veterans by being a reliable helping hand. We do so by informing veterans of their benefits eligibility and getting them the help they need in a timely manner. Once you call us with your questions and concerns, we guide you from start to finish. Reach out to AVCC today to speak with our specialists and get the help you need.