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The Silent Crisis: Veterans Going without Home Care Support

Care for Aging Veterans in Preston Hollow TX

Care for Aging VeteransThere’s a silent crisis among veterans in the United States right now. Unfortunately there are probably numerous crises going on, but one involves those veterans who may benefit from home care services.

This crisis is a number of veterans who may not rely on a home care aide because they can’t afford it. Some veterans may be on a limited income, either through a disability pension, Social Security, or employment from which they have now retired.

It doesn’t matter how old a veteran is, if they have difficulty taking care of themselves in a safe and healthy manner, home care services may be beneficial. If a doctor has recommended home care or it has become clear to family and friends that the veteran is unsafe or putting himself or herself at unnecessary risk trying to take care of themselves all the time, hiring an experienced home care aide would be a much better option.

But how could the veteran afford this?

The Aid and Attendance Benefit may be something to look into. This particular pension program, made available through the VA, can provide financial assistance to qualifying veterans to pay for home care services. The veteran and a qualifying spouse, for example, or other dependent may also be eligible to receive some financial assistance if they both require home care services at this point in their life.

It’s also important to realize that surviving spouses of veterans who would have qualified for this particular pension may also be eligible to receive financial assistance to pay for home care support if they need it as well.
In order to qualify, the veteran needs to have served at least 90 days active duty with one day of their service overlapping a time of official combat, as defined by Congress. This would be the Gulf War, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, and World War II. If the veteran served during the Gulf War, they need to have put in two years active duty service.

Also, these veterans would need to prove home care support services is necessary for their support, care, or safety at home. This may feel like a difficult challenge, but if a doctor has recommended this level of support and care, that can go a long way during the application process.

For any veteran who may need home care support and who might qualify for this pension, they should fill out and submit the application in full as quickly as possible. It can take many months for the application to be processed and approved.

If you or an aging loved one are considering in-home care for aging veterans in Preston Hollow, TX, please contact the caring staff at Assisting Hands of Preston Hollow today at (214) 420-1212.

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Robbie McCullough

Robbie McCullough is a devoted husband, caring father and doting grandfather.A 30 year Financial Services veteran, Robbie has a passion for care giving.Building a home care business has been a lifelong aspiration of his due to his personal life experiences as well as his prior corporate history.

He was actively involved in the care and upbringing of his older sister who was born with Down Syndrome.Although his sister recently passed away, Robbie‘s desire to make a personal impact in his local community has only been further strengthened.

Robbie is truly passionate about giving his clients the very best possible care while allowing them to age gracefully with dignity.