Have You Looked Into All Your Options?
If you have an elderly family member in your life, it might be time to start looking into care options that can help them feel happy, healthy, and supported during their twilight years. The problem only grows more serious the longer you wait. If your father or grandfather is living alone, or lives with a spouse that can’t help them with basic tasks of daily living, you need to look into how AVCC can help them. Every year, veterans’ calls for quality care go unanswered due to the burdensome, convoluted process that is acquiring benefits from the VA.
If you’re the family caregiver, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Look into other options, now—time is running out, and money might not be as available as you need it to be. Just because a home care aide wasn’t an option in the past doesn’t mean it can’t be a resource in the future. If your elderly veteran father or grandfather is considered a wartime veteran, he may qualify for the Aid and Attendance Benefit.
What is the Aid and Attendance Benefit?
Aid and Attendance is a benefit made available through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that was developed after World War I to help soldiers get the proper care and support they needed to cope with injuries and disabilities sustained in battle. Through the years it expanded to now cover veterans of all ages, whether they were injured or disabled in active service or not. The Aid and Attendance benefit can be used for private-duty home care, incontinence supplies, medical alert bracelets and other needs that allow a senior to live safely at home.
What Am I Eligible For?
If you’re a veteran and you require assistance with activities of dailing living, including meal preparation, bathing, dressing, walking, grooming, or using the bathroom, you’re most likely eligible for Aid and Attendance or home care benefits.
Is My Spouse Eligible?
Women who never served in the military are eligible for this pension if they were married to a wartime veteran at the time of his death and (in most cases) haven’t remarried.
What’s the Application Process Like?
Unfortunately for a lot a of veterans, there’s a backlog at the VA—meaning that the process could take far longer than anticipated. For a lot of veterans, acquiring the benefits they need may take months, or even up to a year. It doesn’t matter if you’re qualified—it may take an incredibly long time for your Aid and Attendance benefit to be approved by the VA. It’s essential that any veteran who believes he or she would qualify for this pension and has a need for home care support, begins the application as soon as possible. AVCC can help you navigate the entire process, and work through the complicated paperwork. We offer expedited services to help you get the support you need more quickly than ever before.
Find the Right Support For Your Situation
Finding the right resource can be a long, complicated process. How do you know which home health care provider is right for you? After all, it’s not like you can vet each one and perform background checks on them. A home care agency can be enormously beneficial, and AVCC is committed to helping you find the support that you’re looking for. A home care agency will most likely have numerous aides and other caregivers available to provide services and support to veterans and others who need assistance.