Caring for your aging parents can be stressful in itself but the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has made it even more so. As the news changes and it is becoming more apparent that this crisis will last months, not weeks, more and more families are deciding to move their elderly loved ones home and hire caregivers to come to the home and offer additional support for a few hours per day, as an alternative to assisted living.
Gene was about to turn 92 years old and was relatively healthy. He was able to take care of his day to day needs with a little bit of support from his daughter, Ellen. But, one day when visiting his house, his daughter saw a huge scratch on the side of his car. When questioned about it, he had no idea what had happened. He hadn’t even noticed. Maybe someone had crashed into him? Or maybe he had crashed into someone else? He couldn’t tell Ellen what had happened.
If your father served in World War II, the Korean War, or Vietnam he may qualify for home health care assistance for veterans through the Department of Veteran Affairs. This assistance can help ease the burden on family members trying to secure care for their elderly loved ones. We offer a variety of services for veterans through our VA Assistance Program. This program is not directly affiliated with the VA, but can help you and your family navigate the challenges with getting benefits.