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Who is Eligible for the Veterans Home Care Program?

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Who is Eligible for the Veterans Home Care Program?

Like other seniors, as veterans age, they may have difficulty doing daily activities and will require some assistance. Most seniors, including veterans, prefer to age in place rather than move to an assisted living facility or nursing home. 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers programs to help veterans who require assistance with activities of daily living. One such program is the Veterans Home Care Program, which provides in-home care services to eligible veterans who have served in the armed forces. This program fulfills their wishes and allows senior veterans to age in the comfort of their homes. Eligible veterans and their spouses must meet certain criteria. Veteran home care has two distinct categories: homemaking and home health assistance.

Homemaking services 

Homemaking services focus on basic caregiving duties and non-medical support, so no extensive training or specialized expertise is required, and as a result, are often less expensive. Homemaking services involve assistance with tasks such as personal hygiene, bathing, grooming, and dressing. In addition, a homemaking professional serves as a companion and can help prepare meals, perform light housekeeping, do laundry, and run errands. 

Home health assistance 

With home health assistance, professionals are licensed and have received specialized training. The role of these professionals includes all the duties of a homemaking professional, but they are also able to help with a wide range of skilled services to ensure the overall well-being of veterans in their care. The caregiver can monitor the veteran’s mood, behaviors, hydration levels, and assist with mobility. The professional will also facilitate communication between the veterans, their families, and other healthcare providers.

Financial benefits

The cost of home care can be a challenge for many families, but a little-known VA benefit called VA Aid and Attendance is available to help eligible veterans offset the financial costs of the veteran home care program. This benefit provides a monthly payment to qualifying veterans to help pay for home care. To receive this monthly allowance, certain eligibility requirements such as age, income, disability, and net worth must be met. 

Eligibility for VA pension benefits

Veterans who served active duty for a minimum of 90 days with at least one day during wartime may qualify for the VA Aid and Attendance benefit. Congress sets the yearly income and net worth (including spouse) limits.

One qualifier for receiving VA benefits is wartime. Under current law, the VA outlines recent wartime periods including the Mexican Border period, World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, the Vietnam War era, and the Gulf War.

Qualifying veterans must also have documentation that help is required with some, but not all, of the activities of daily living. Examples of activities of daily living may include bathing, taking medications, dressing, doctor’s appointments, and preparing meals.

A veteran who meets all the eligibility requirements can receive the Aid and Attendance benefit. For a veteran, the VAs monthly payments are $1794 and for a married couple equals $2127. A veteran’s surviving spouse may receive $1153 per month.

Comfort Keepers Proudly Serves Our Veterans

Veterans can benefit from the range of services provided by Comfort Keepers. We offer full-time or part-time care services along with respite care, 24-hour home care, post-hospital care, and more. Our professional and compassionate caregivers provide high-quality care to each veteran to ensure the best quality of life at home. Veterans living in Scottdale are encouraged to call Comfort Keepers to learn more about our in-home care services. Contact Comfort Keepers at (480) 459-2800 in Scottsdale today!