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Three Reasons Aging Veterans Should Rely on Home Care (When Needed)

Home care is one of the best options for people who need some type of assistance when they get older. Veterans are no different than anyone else, but they do have some options available that can help them pay for home care services.

Care for Aging Veterans in Ashland OH: Reasons to Rely on Home Care

Care for Aging Veterans in Ashland OH: Reasons to Rely on Home Care

The Aid and Attendance Benefit is a big one.

For qualifying veterans, like those who served at least one day of their active duty during a time of official combat, this pension can provide $1,500 or more to pay for home care support. If an elderly veteran doesn’t believe he or she can afford home care, and if they served at least one day during official combat, they might want to look into this.

If the veteran has other excuses why they don’t want to think about home care as an option, below are three reasons elderly veterans should take this a bit more seriously.

Reason #1: It can help keep them safer.

Staying safe within a person’s home is usually taken for granted for younger, stronger adults. When a person is older and having a bit of trouble getting up from a chair, getting out of bed, or even walking up and down stairs, their safety becomes a greater concern.

They are more acutely aware of these issues, and instead of struggling every day, they can rest assured knowing that an experienced home care aide will be showing up at a designated time, so they can hold off on certain tasks until help is there.

Reason #2: It offers support and companionship.

When people are older and living alone, whether it was due to the loss of a spouse, divorce, or moving, it can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. If this elderly veteran doesn’t have many family or friends stopping by to visit, a home care aide can offer much-needed companionship.

These caregivers also provide emotional support, often encouraging them to pursue activities that are still important to them.

Reason #3: It helps to improve quality of life.

When a person has the right type of physical and emotional support when they need it, they can often feel encouraged. This type of encouragement allows them to explore the world around them, dream a little bit more, and even start pursuing activities they had given up or never thought possible because of their advanced age.

By improving quality of life, it benefits not just the elderly veteran, but his or her family, friends, and neighbors, knowing they are in great hands and living life to its fullest.

If you are considering hiring home care for an aging veteran in Ashland, Ohio, call the caring staff at Central Star Home Health at (419) 610-2161.  Providing services for families in Mansfield, Lexington, Bellville, Mt. Gilead, Loudonville, Crestline, Galion, Shelby, Ashland, Wooster, and the surrounding areas.

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Tracy Clark

Tracy Clark

Tracy began working for Star Multi Care as the Administrator of the Mansfield, Ohio office in March, 2012. In January, 2014 she was relocated to Florida to assume the role as Branch Administrator of the Pembroke Pines and subsequently the Home Health Liaison until coming back to Ohio in June, 2015. Prior to working at Star Multi Care, Tracy attended Marion Technical School for Business Administration and served as a United States Army Medic during Desert Shield. However, her true life’s work was awakened while spending 12 years in the long term care and assisted living arena. She quickly learned that assisting older adults was a passion that could not be denied. Tracy takes pride in being able to meet with each of her clients upon admission. Getting to know each of them enables her to personalize the care they receive and to direct her staff to ensure they receive the highest quality of care. In addition to her role as Home Health Liaison, Tracy has always been active in her community. She has served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board as Secretary, is a Certified Salvation Army National Disaster Responder, one of 1500 Specialists in 50 states to complete Mather LifeWays “PREPARE” training which trains professionals to address the medical and psychosocial needs of elderly residents affected by emergency situations, a member of the Advisory Committee for the Clinical Care Specialist Program at Madison Adult Career Center and is a member of various professional organizations throughout southeast Florida.
Tracy Clark

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