Posted on Nov 14, 2014
Celebrating Veterans and Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit
Veterans Day, celebrated on November 11, is a national holiday in America that was created to honor our nation’s veterans. While it may seem like something we should do on a daily basis, the date is a yearly reminder to thank those who sacrifice their valuable time and sometimes their lives to protect our freedom. This year, make it a point to shake a soldier’s hand and perhaps buy them a cup of coffee. Even if Veterans Day has passed, it is important to take the time to show your appreciation all year long.
One way to thank a veteran is to send a simple card with a note of gratitude. If you have an elderly loved one who is a veteran, perhaps a visit to their home to sit and chat about the good ole days will be enough to brighten their day. If your veteran loved one is of the newer generation and uses social media, use the site to thank them for their service. While most veterans aren’t sitting around waiting for their thank you, it still means a lot to be remembered, especially on this national holiday.
We can celebrate our veterans by acknowledging them and the time sacrificed away from family and friends while they served. Make it a point to visit a veteran loved one. Some veterans are proud of their experiences in the military and would love to share their stories of comradery and heroism with their loved ones. If your loved one would prefer not to go into details about their service, just spending time with them doing what they enjoy is all they need to feel appreciated.
The best way to show someone you care is to take time out of your day to spend it with them. Time spent together sharing conversation and old stories is more valuable than any monetary form of thanks.
The Veterans Administration recognizes the men and women who have served for our country and has created an improved pension to help veterans afford any additional care they may need as they get older. If your veteran loved one requires assistance with eating, bathing and mobility, they are eligible to apply for the Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit. With a little guidance by our office, we can help your loved one enroll in this form of financial assistance.
If you would like to learn more about in home health care for veterans, call Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-687-7777! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can show you the many benefits of professional senior care at home or dementia and Alzheimer’s care. The senior care specialist will also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran. In home senior care and in home assisted living allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.