Veterans deserve to know what benefits they’re entitled to receive.
Is Assisted Home Health Care or Home Care Right for You?
Veterans might think there’s minimal difference between assisted home health care and home care, but in truth they’re separate services. Understanding the nuances of both can be difficult without the right guidance—but where can Veterans go to find answers? Every year, countless Veterans go to the VA for help and leave with mountains of paperwork, an unclear idea of what to do, and an even worse feeling of helplessness.
At AVCC, we’re always striving to find the perfect solution for you and your unique situation. Below, we’ve outlined some useful differences between assisted home health care and home care that families nationwide can reference to find the help they need.
VA Home Health Care Assistance
Given how many options there are and how specific your situation is, it can be difficult for Veterans and their families to find the right fit. The better idea you have about what you’re looking for, the easier it is to make a decision. Assisted home health care is similar to regular health care, which, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, includes short-term health care services that can be provided to Veterans if they are housebound or live far from the VA. The program is for Veterans who need skilled nursing care, therapy visits, patient education, and social services.
Home health care might be beneficial in certain circumstances, but by and large home care is a more broadly appropriate service for many Veterans. So what’s the main difference between the two?
Understanding the difference can mean the world.
Remove the ambiguity from home care with AVCC.
Non-skilled workers can offer several long-term services that might be an ideal fit for your situation. A lot of Veterans want something less invasive than assisted living, but still need some support; that’s where home care comes in. We’re always looking to expand our network of high-quality home care providers, so you’ll have the broadest options. Home care services include:
- Meal preparation/feeding
- Light housekeeping
- Grocery shopping/errands
- Medication reminders
- Mobility assistance – including transferring assistance and fall prevention
- Toileting and incontinence care
With hourly shifts available, AVCC can help plan your schedule accordingly. Reach out to our team and jump start the process for receiving the quality care you need.