There are just under 2 million World War II veterans remaining in the U.S., and they are aging quickly.
Many members of the “Greatest Generation” who are dealing with the challenges of advancing age need care and assistance with activities of daily living. Home care can be an ideal solution to help veterans receive exceptional care and maintain the quality of life they deserve.
Home care services assist veterans in a variety of ways, including professional companion care such as conversation and company, as well as household duties like cooking, cleaning and laundry. Non-medical personal care can provide individual needs such as bathing and hygiene, continence and toileting care, mobility support and assistance with eating. Home care also can assist veterans of any age living with injuries sustained in the field and active-duty families that need help when loved ones are deployed.
Additionally, these services can be applied in various settings. Veterans can receive companion care or personal care in their own homes; care can be provided in independent and assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities; respite care can be offered to family caregivers so that they may take time off from the responsibility of caring for their loved one.
Little-Known VA Benefit – Did you know that wartime service veterans and their surviving spouses are eligible for VA pensions? One little-known benefit is the Veterans Aid & Attendance Pension, which helps reduce the cost of care for veterans and surviving spouses.
Aid & Attendance is available to eligible veterans and spouses who require home care – including assistance with eating, bathing and medication reminders – even if the assistance is not a direct result of a service-related injury. This benefit also can be used for assisted living communities and private-pay nursing homes.
If you are caring for a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, make sure that your loved one is receiving the benefits they deserve.
The owners and operators of FirstLight Home Care of Temecula are a military service family and understand the challenges and importance of veteran’s care. John served in the United States Marine Corps for more than 26 years and is a veteran of the Gulf War, Iraqi Freedom, and the War on terrorism in Afghanistan. Call us and let us assist you in obtaining the benefits you earned and deserve. We care about you!
FirstLight provides non-medical home care under the Aid & Attendance program, as well as companion and personal care services to anyone 18 years of age and older.