Most of us deal with health issues from time to time. Some people endure more serious health issues for a prolonged period of time. Others may only have an occasional cold, broken bone sustained in an accident, or surgery that took a few weeks to recover from. For an elderly veteran, if he or she is dealing with any number of health issues, could they benefit from a home care aide?
In other words, do they need help with daily tasks?
Activities of Daily Living, or more commonly referred to as ADLs, basically include preparing meals, getting dressed, taking a shower, going to the bathroom, getting up and down stairs, and so on. They can also be referred to as basic housekeeping, such as vacuuming every once in a while, dusting, doing laundry, and more.
With an elderly veteran who is having certain health issues that prevent him or her from keeping up with these Activities of Daily Living, a home care aide would be an asset.
A home care aide is not a housekeeper or maid.
They are not hired just to come in and clean the house. They are there to support the elderly or disabled individual. They can certainly assist with some of these tasks, but the main focus of their job is helping that senior or other individual keep up with the things they need to do in a safe and healthy manner.
When a veteran is dealing with health issues, he might need physical support.
Even a veteran in their 40s or 50s, for example, who may be struggling with mobility, strength, energy, or recovering from major surgery or a serious health issue might struggle to get out of bed. They might have difficulty getting up and down the stairs. They might also be relying on family and friends for the time being.
In truth, the more experience a caregiver has, the better it’s going to be for the person who needs their assistance.
For some veterans, they might be eligible for financial assistance to pay for home care.
Wartime veterans, or those veterans who served at least one day of their active duty service during a time of official combat, whether they actually were anywhere near combat or not, could be eligible for the Aid and Attendance Benefit. This pension can provide financial support to those qualifying veterans when they can prove home care is necessary at this point in their life.
If you or a loved one are needing assistance with aging veterans care, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination™.
Call today: 1-855-380-4400
Under Kyle’s leadership, Veterans Care Coordination has become one of the fastest growing senior service companies in the United States. Partnering with health care providers throughout the U.S., VCC serves more than 1000 clients in 45 states. The company currently employs more than 65 professionals.
In January 2014, Kyle was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list. The St. Louis Small Business Monthly also named him as one of the “100 St. Louisans to Know” in 2014. In 2015, Kyle was selected as one of ten national finalists for the 2015 Glenn Shepard Leadership Award. In addition, in September 2013, Veterans Care Coordination was honored by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly as one of the “Top 20” small businesses in the St. Louis area, in 2014 the company was honored as a finalist for the Arcus Awards and by the St. Louis Post Dispatch for being a Top Workplace.
Kyle is an accredited claims agent by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of veterans’ benefits, addressing conferences such as the Home Care Association of America and the Northeast Home care Conference. Kyle currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging and has been previously involved with the St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. He resides in Lake St. Louis, Mo. with his wife and twin boys. In his spare time, Kyle is an avid tennis player.