Posted on Aug 15, 2018
At Senior Helpers, we understand that the aging process can be particularly difficult for ex-servicemen and women. Veterans have had unique, often harrowing experiences that can commonly lead to PTSD and other psychological illnesses. Our caregivers are specially trained to provide customized care to veterans, and to treat them with a degree of sensitivity and autonomy. We also make every effort to educate veterans and their families about potential financing for senior veterans’ assistance, and the options that may be available. We understand that the cost of senior care can be a burden, and we want you to be fully aware of the ways in which you might alleviate some of the financial strain.
We understand that senior care is expensive, so we want to offer as much assistance for senior veterans as we can. That’s why one of our priorities is making sure veterans are fully educated on how to qualify and apply for the VA’s Aid & Attendance Benefit. This program funds in-home care for seniors, ensuring they get the assistance they deserve to live safely and comfortably. Veterans and their families who require constant caregiving can qualify for veterans’ assistance if they meet certain criteria. Millions of veterans do qualify for this benefit, but many simply aren’t aware of it, and don’t take advantage of it when they should. If your loved one is a veteran who served at least 90 days of active duty—including one day of active duty during a period of war—they may qualify for this benefit.
Veterans and their spouses may be eligible for the Veterans Administration’s Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit. This is a tax-free, non-service connected pension that provides financial aid to veterans for helping offset the cost of long-term in-home care. Access to professional in-home care goes a long way toward helping veterans (and their spouses) continue their high quality of life and enjoy aging in the comfort of their own home.
In-home senior care services cover a variety of assistance for senior veterans. These include Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), i.e. tasks such as bathing, dressing, cooking, proper medication use, and other daily activities, and assistance for veterans and family members who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia.
At Senior Helpers, we’re committed to helping our potential clients understand if they can qualify for veterans’ assistance benefits. We will put you in touch with an accredited veteran agent who can assist you in applying for benefits. A claim drawn up through our agent is processed more efficiently and is more likely to be approved without delay.
To learn more about our assistance for senior veterans, and how we make life easier for our ex-military clients, reach out to us today!