As elderly and senior individuals age, the cost of daily living can become unexpectedly burdensome when chronic illness or other health issues develop without warning and planning. According to an article on MyElderAdvocate.com, the risk of needing long term care by the time a senior turns 65 is as high as 70%.
For those Elders and Seniors who are U.S. Veterans or the surviving spouse of a veteran, the Veteran Administration provides Veterans' Benefits that can help to pay for some of the expensive costs of every day needs or home care.
Veterans or spouses may be eligible for Veterans' Pension if they have low income, are at least 65 years old, and served at least 90 days of active duty with at least one day during a wartime period.
The VA also offers Aid & Attendance for those that require the assistance of a caregiver for essential activities of daily living to remain independent at home. Applicants of Aid & Attendance must prove that they would struggle without living assistance. The VA recommends submitting a physician's report as proof.
If you need home care services and are an Elderly Veteran or spouse that may be eligible for Veterans' Benefits, the case managers at A-1 Home Care may be able to help you.
Our case managers can provide consulting on applyinmg for Veterans' Benefits during any stage of the application process. Whether it's determining income eligibility, submitting an online application, or gathering the appropriate submission material for the Aid & Attendance Benefit, we can help.
A-1 Home Care is a non-medical homecare agency that specializes in a variety of in-home care services for Elderly, Senior, and Terminally Ill individuals in Monrovia, CA and others in Los Angeles County and Orange County.
For VA Benefits application assistance or to interview and hire a caregiver in your area, CALL us at 626-287-0250 today.