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.
After serving our country in the military, veterans deserve support and respect, especially as they age. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), there are 12.4 million veterans in the United States over the age of 65. The VA does provide multiple benefits and services to the aging veteran population, but these can be difficult to understand and access.
Benefits for Elderly Veterans
The VA supports veterans by providing both health and financial benefits to help them throughout life. These benefits are usually based on eligibility, but can include:
- Health care
- Disability compensation
- Long-term care
- Home health care
For home health care assistance for veterans, Aid and Attendance (A&A) is a benefit that they can receive if they need help for daily functions, nursing care, are bedridden, or have poor vision. There are also increased benefits for housebound veterans to help with additional care.
Home Care for Elderly Veterans
For senior veterans that need home health care or other services, Senior Helpers Scottsdale can help. Our goal is to provide care and comfort at home for senior veterans, our most respected community members. 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.
Our veteran care services include:
- Help with daily activities: bathing, dressing
- Light housekeeping
- Alzheimer’s and dementia care
- Meal planning and cooking
- Medication reminders
- Companionship and socialization
We know how challenging navigating all of the VA benefits can be, so we will walk you and your family through the entire process so you can receive all of your covered VA home care services.
How to Qualify for VA Benefits
In order to qualify for benefits, a veteran must have served at least 90 days of active duty including one day of active duty during a period of war. There are millions of senior veterans who qualify for VA Aid and Attendance, but may not be taking advantage of the program because they don’t know how to or are not able to navigate the application process on their own.
Additionally, the application process can be long and drawn out. We will put you in touch with an accredited veteran agent to assist you in applying for benefits with a fully developed claim, so it can be processed more quickly. Many of our clients have claims processed in as little as 30-60 days.
Senior Helpers understands the needs of our local Scottsdale veterans to help expedite and simplify the process to the best of our ability. We want you and your family to receive the benefits you are qualified for as quickly as possible. There is no reason you should carry the burden of securing senior veteran benefits for your father all on your own. Schedule a consultation today.