Are you a Veteran seeking out pension benefits?
Assisted Living or Home Care: Which One’s Right For You?
If you’re a Veteran and have trouble navigating which pension benefit makes the most sense for your situation, American Veterans Care Connection is here to help. We know how confusing the process can be. Veterans frequently leave the VA with more questions than answers. That’s where AVCC can help. Our extensive network of qualified home care service providers are all prepared to offer exceptional care for activities of daily living. You might be wondering whether you require assisted living, home care, or home health. We’ve outlined the most significant differences between them on this page, so you can see the difference.
Not every Veteran can afford to pay for the care that they need. That’s why AVCC makes it easier than ever to navigate the benefits that you need, ensuring that you find a good fit for your situation at an affordable price.
What Is VA Assisted Living?
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ website, Assisted living facilities are “places where Veterans can live in a rented room or apartment,” complete with “shared living spaces, like a dining room,” and where there’s “a trained caregiver on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.” Assisted living facilities can help Veterans with the activities of daily living in a location other than their own home. While for some that might be a good fit, VA assisted living limits Veterans to one specific location and involves having to relocate from the comfort of their own home. With home care, you’ll still be able to receive several high-quality benefits without having to move to another facility.
Understanding the differences between benefits is crucial.
That’s where AVCC comes in
How Is Home Care Any Different?
Choosing to move somewhere else is far from a simple choice—with home care services from AVCC’s extensive network, you won’t have to make that choice. With home care, a qualified caregiver will come to your home and provide a comprehensive range of services designed to make activities daily of living that much easier. Many Veterans prefer to remain in the comfort of their own home. With AVCC, we maintain partnerships with home care service providers nationwide that offer assistance including:
- Meal preparation/Feeding
- Light Housekeeping
- Grocery Shopping/Errands
- Medication reminders
- Mobility Assistance – including transferring assistance and fall prevention
- Toileting and Incontinence Care