Care for Aging Veterans Bartlett TN
As people get older, the physical, mental, and emotional challenges they face may increase. As a matter of fact, if a person reaches 80 years of age, the odds of having more difficulty with basic tasks, dealing with more health issues, and other challenges increase dramatically each and every year. The same holds true for veterans of all ages.
As we get older, we will have a more difficult time not just gaining muscle, but maintaining it. For a person is in their 70s, even if they exercise regularly, they will notice their strength declining year after year after year. This doesn’t mean every veteran, as they reach a certain age, is going to require home care, but for those who do, it may seem like a pipe dream.
Some veterans may be on a limited income, either through a pension, disability pension, Social Security, or a previous job. If that pension is only enough to cover their basic living expenses, how could they possibly consider hiring a home care aide?
The Aid and Attendance Benefit may help.
For veterans of all ages, if they can prove home care is necessary at this point in their life, they might want to consider looking into the Aid and Attendance Benefit. This pension program is available to veterans of all ages, but they need to have served at least 90 days active duty in one of the major branches of the United States military. At least one day of service needs to overlap a time of active combat, which is World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Gulf War. If a veteran served any time during the Gulf War, their minimum time of active duty service needs to be two years.
Financial limitations are also a factor with this particular pension benefit through the VA.
Hiring through an agency is best.
When home care is needed, it’s always best to rely on caregivers from an agency. Hiring independently means the burden is on the person doing the hiring to interview them, check their references, and check their background to make sure they are honest and reliable.
Home care support may help veterans increase their activity level.
As people get older and begin to lose strength, they probably give up certain activities they used to enjoy. With physical support, especially experienced support, they may be able to continue or get back into activities they used to enjoy.
If you or an aging loved one are considering professional home care services in Bartlett TN please contact the caring staff at Personal Care Services MidSouth, LLC. Call today! 901-443-1191.
Walter has spent the last five years building PCS MidSouth into a premier Home Care Agency.With three locations in the MidSouth providing services to clients in three states: Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama.The company is poise for growth and is expecting to expand its territory in the MidSouth.
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