Home care services are designed to alleviate your stress and give you a helpful, trustworthy friend. If you receive Aid and Attendance benefits, learn how your monthly payment can help finance a caregiver.
What Are the Basics of Home Care?
Veterans deserve our utmost love, support, and care. However, many are left by their lonesome, struggling to cook, clean, and care for themselves daily. After their hard work and bravery for our country, they deserve a caregiver who can help with daily tasks.
Home Care services are administered by trained in-home caregivers who arrive at their clients’ homes every day to provide non-medical support. VA benefits for in-home care include a reliable professional caregiver. Caregivers are essentially:
Dealing with in-home agencies that don’t cater to your needs is frustrating. But once you find the agency that listens to you and addresses your questions and concerns, they’ll pair you with a caregiver who can meet your needs. It’s comforting that the same person you’ve gotten to know will come to visit each day to talk to you during breakfast or lunch, watch TV with you as they fold your laundry, or play a game of cards while the dishwasher runs.
Your days of grocery shopping on your own and overexerting yourself with housework are over. That’s what your caregiver is there for. Their primary purpose is to make sure you’re happy and comfortable. Whether you need help with cooking or personal hygiene, your dedicated caregiver will gladly assist. Many veterans have loved ones and friends who help them with these tasks whenever they have time, but you should have a caregiver who’s there every day when you need them.
Your health and well-being are important. Call AVCC to lead you to the professionals you need.
Aid and Attendance Can Help Finance Your Home Care
If you’re wondering how much a caregiver costs, you may be happy to know that VA Aid and Attendance can help with the expenses tremendously.
Aid and Attendance is a monthly payment for veteran and surviving spouses. If you do not currently receive A&A benefits but you’re curious about your eligibility status, you must answer yes to at least one of the following statements to qualify:
- Do you need help with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing/dressing, personal hygiene, walking, getting into/out of bed/chair, to name a few?
- Do you spend all day in bed due to illness or immobility?
- Are you a patient in a nursing home due to a medical disability?
- Your eyesight is limited; even with glasses or contact lenses, your vision is 5/200 in both eyes or there is concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less.
You may also qualify for A&A if you get a VA Pension and you’re housebound due to a permanent disability.
Many Veterans Miss Out on the Care They Need Due to Lack of Awareness
The cost of in-home care can be a financial burden for veteran. Things can be overwhelming if you’re on your own, looking for documentation, making calls, filing paperwork, and so on. Many veterans are unaware of the help that’s available to them, right at their fingertips.
Don’t miss out on the benefits and financial assistance you’re owed because you’re frustrated with the VA. The level of care you need doesn’t have to cost you more than you can manage.
In some cases, benefits and government assistance can be combined to pay for care costs.
AVCC Helps With Each Step of the Process, From Filing a Claim to Finding a Dedicated Caregiver
American Veteran Care Connection does even more than speak to the VA on your behalf, get the answers you need, and hire the most suitable caregiver in your area. Perhaps one of the most important things we do is give insight into financing home care services. We are your biggest advocates. After we guide you step-by-step through the claim filing process, we make sure you receive the most money you can from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
One of AVCC’s main goals is to make the process as easy as possible, enhancing your quality of life and minimizing stress. You’ve served our country, and we’re forever grateful. Now it’s time to let AVCC serve you.