Some of our veterans as well as our senior living clients are mentally and physically capable, but need a little help with daily activities. At times there is a need for short-term care after a minor surgery or procedure. The majority of our personal care applies to companionship care and can include: Helping with laundry and other household needs. Organizing calendars and bills. Playing board games or cards. Bathing and other hygienic needs. Or just a simple conversation to discuss their mental and physical well-being, something that many Vets need most.
Veterans may be eligible for a unique benefit via the Veterans Administration (VA) called “Aid and Attendance.” The benefit can provide up to $2,200 per month to Veterans and their spouses who need non-medical care/assistance to help them with activities of daily living in their home or chosen place of residence. There are currently over 15 million Veterans who could qualify for this benefit and only 3% of them are currently taking advantage of it – mainly because most don’t know it exists or have been inaccurately told by the VA that they don’t qualify.