According to the Census Bureau, there are 18.2 million veterans living in the United State today — 50% of which are over 65. As we discussed in our last post, many aging veterans suffer from conditions that make certain daily activities difficult. As a result, they require help from caregivers — often unpaid family members — to continue living in their own homes.
A growing number of older Americans — veterans included — would prefer living in their own homes for as long as possible. Thus delaying a move into assisted living or skilled nursing facilities. That desire to age in place, however, often requires a great deal of outside support, which can place great strain on unpaid family caregivers. Fortunately, a little-known Veterans Administration benefit can help fund the care aging vets need to live independently for as long as possible.
A Partnership to Assist Veterans
Generations Home Care has partnered with Veterans Care Coordination™ to help veterans get the in-home care help they need. Veterans Care Coordination™ specializes in helping qualifying vets receive up to $26,028 annually through the Pension with Aid and Attendance benefit. These benefits can be used to pay for assistance with activities of daily living, which may include:
- Light Housekeeping
- Meal Prep
Veterans Care Coordination™ works with veteran families by assisting with the application and documentation process and ensuring families maintain their eligibility for the program. Generations Home Care provides the qualified caregivers who will work in the veteran’s home providing the assistance they and their families require to continue their independent lives. Together, this partnership provides veterans and their families with the care they need using the benefit they earned through their brave service.
Do I Qualify for This Benefit?
The Pension with Aid and Attendance is available to veterans and surviving spouses of veterans who meet the following criteria:
- A veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran who served 90 consecutive days of active duty service with one day during a period of war.
- The veteran must have been honorably discharged.
- Must have non-service related medical conditions, which require assistance with activities of daily living.
- Must meet asset requirements, which excludes their home or car.
- It’s not how high or low a veteran’s income is, but rather a medical expense to income ratio. These expenses should be predictable and reoccurring.
It’s not necessary for the veteran to have served in a field of battle or overseas.
If you live in Arizona and would like to learn if you qualify for the Pension with Aid and Attendance benefit through the Veterans Administration you can contact Generations Home Care at 602-595-HOME (4663) or by filling out the contact form on our website. You served your country bravely, now it’s time for us to return the favor.
About Veterans Care Coordination™
Veterans Care Coordination™ has assisted thousands of veterans and spouses in obtaining the Pension with Aid and Attendance benefit.
Company President Kyle Laramie’s extensive background in home and facility care has taught him that seniors who can stay in their homes are often happier and healthier.
Kyle founded Veterans Care Coordination™ in April 2011. As president and owner of VCC, he is driven by the memory of his grandfather. A World War II veteran, he unnecessarily missed out on essential VA benefits because his family simply did not know about the opportunities that were available to assist him in his golden years.
Under Kyle’s leadership, Veterans Care Coordination™ has become one of the fastest growing senior service companies in the Unites States. Partnering with senior care providers throughout the U.S., VCC has served more than 10,000 families in 45 states. The company currently employs more than 75 professionals.
About Generations Home Care
Generations Home Care can help provide the quality in-home care and support services seniors need to live fuller, healthier, independent lives.
We offer levels of care ranging from companionship, to respite for the primary family caregiver, to homemaking services, to assistance with activities of daily living, to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. We take a holistic approach and emphasize a consistent, client-centered plan of care.
Our Specialty Services Include:
- Rehab or hospital-to-home programs for safe discharge.
- Short-term post-operative care during recovery periods.
- Non-medical life management services for people with chronic conditions.
- Veteran’s connection to care program.
- Live-in services and couples care.
If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at 602-595-HOME (4663) or by filling out the contact form on our website.