Home care coverage for veterans who stay at home

Some have given their all — our country’s veterans and their families certainly embody the word “service”. However, many are unaware of the resources and programs that exist for home care. The VA outlines the care provided to help veterans with daily activities, ranging from services ranging from meal preparation and light housekeeping to grocery shopping, church and errands, and tours. to the doctor and help with the toilet and bath. These services are provided as part of a detailed care plan. This plan is supervised by a registered nurse and organized by communicating with family members and other health care providers. These same services can also be offered in a respite environment if the primary caregiver needs to travel, work, run errands themselves, or even just take a break.

Jacob Wing

We all know someone who needs help – and we shouldn’t be afraid to suggest it or admit it ourselves. For veterans in particular, their service has made a difference and they deserve the best care. Most seniors want to stay in their homes and home care is one of the best tools to help achieve this.

The Aid and Attendance Benefit, a financial support program of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, is one of the most common ways for wartime veterans to receive resources for private home care. VA Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits provide monthly payments added to the amount of a monthly VA pension for qualified veterans and their spouses. If you, a neighbor or someone you know needs help with your daily activities, Help and Presence is a great place to start.

VA eligibility includes:

At least one of them must be true:

  • You need another person to help you with your daily activities, such as bathing, feeding and dressing, or
  • You have to stay in bed or spend a large part of the day in bed because of an illness, or
  • You are a patient in a nursing home due to loss of mental or physical abilities related to a disability, or
  • Your sight is limited (even with glasses or contact lenses, you only have 5/200 or less in both eyes; or concentric visual field contraction of 5 degrees or less)

The veteran must complete Form VA 21-2680 (Examination for Domestic Status or Continuing Need for Regular Attendance and Attendance. Through quality, compassionate, and cheerful care, Comfort Keepers works with clients to help with required documents and pension applications.Once someone is approved to become a participant in a VA program, Comfort Keepers provides the quality care and companionship that our veterans deserve.

Comfort Keepers of SWFL provides uplifting home care for veterans in all of our communities in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. By elevating the human spirit, we provide the highest quality care to the heroes who have shaped our great nation and the history of our republic. Veterans or a veteran’s surviving spouse can stay home and take advantage of home care resources and benefits to increase safety around the home, while traveling and developing a comprehensive care plan for current and future needs.

Care planning is one of the most important things a person can do. For veterans and families, whether it’s a need today, tomorrow, or months to come, it can never be too early to plan for the security of their future and their ability to be independent. and safe at home.

Jacob Winge is SWFL’s Comfort Keepers Business Development Manager.

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