Veterans deserve to know what benefits they’re entitled to.
Is Home Care Or Assisted Home Health Care Right For You?
Veterans might think that there’s minimal difference between home care and home health care, but in truth they’re completely 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 they leave with mountains of paperwork, an unclear idea of what direction to head in, and a feeling of helplessness that’s even more pervasive than it was before.
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 that 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 more clear of an 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’ website is: “Skilled Home Health is short-term health care services that can be provided to Veterans if they are homebound or live far away from VA. The program is for Veterans who need skilled services, (including)…nursing care, therapy visits…patient education, (and) social work support.”
Home health care might be beneficial in certain circumstances, but by and large home care is a more broadly-appropriate service for a lot of 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 full-on 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 that you’ll have the broadest variety of options when it comes to finding exactly what you need. 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 scheduled hourly shifts available, AVCC can help plan your schedule accordingly. Reach out to our team and jumpstart your process toward receiving the quality care that you need.