Assisting Hands Home Care helps veterans and their spouses in Deerfield, Mundelein, Buffalo Grove, IL and the surrounding areas with our veteran home care services. VA benefits can be used by veterans and the spouses of veterans to help pay for our VA home care and respite care services.
The majority of men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces are senior citizens over the age of 65. These senior veterans and their spouses may be eligible to receive a VA Pension with Aid & Attendance benefits through the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Those who are eligible for these benefits must apply through the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the VA pension can be used to cover the cost of care, including home care. If you are eligible and do receive a VA Pension with Aid & Attendance benefits, you can put your benefits towards VA home care services from Assisting Hands Home Care.
Assisting Hands Home Care provides veteran home care services for veterans and their spouses who receive VA benefits in Deerfield, IL and the surrounding areas. Our licensed caregivers will provide personalized, quality home care based on the specific care needs of you and your loved ones. We will start by meeting with veterans and their spouses to evaluate their care needs and ensure we can meet their needs and provide compassionate care that can be paid for by their VA pension.
VA Pension with Aid & Attendance Benefits
If you believe you or your loved ones are eligible to receive VA Aid & Attendance benefits, you need to apply for these benefits through the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. The benefits you receive can be used to help cover the cost of VA home care services.
To be eligible for VA Aid & Attendance benefits, veterans and their spouses must meet the following criteria:
- Veterans and their spouses must be 65 or older to apply
- Veterans must have at least one day of service during wartime
- Surviving spouses must have been married to the veteran when they died
- Veterans must have no more than $123,600 in their retirement account
- The total monthly income must be less than $3000 for married couples, $2600 for single veterans, and $2000 for surviving spouses
When you apply for your VA pension through the Department of Veterans Affairs, be ready to answer these questions:
- Do you currently receive, or have you applied for benefits related to wounds suffered during your time in the military?
- Do you need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs)?
- Do you plan to continue living at home for at least a year? If you do not live at home, do you know when you will be moving back home?
If you are approved to receive VA Aid & Attendance benefits, these benefits can cover the cost of VA homemaker and home health aide care services from Assisting Hands.
VA Homemaker/ Home Health Aid (HHA) Program
Through our VA homemaker/ home health aid (HHA) program, veterans and their spouses can cover 12 hours of home care per week with their VA benefits. To receive VA home care through this program, those who are eligible must complete an evaluation for geriatric extended care (GEC) from a mixed discipline panel that includes a social worker (SW), registered nurse (RN), and medical doctor (MD).
Those applying for this home care program must also meet one of the following criteria:
- Significant cognitive impairment
- Dependency for 3 or more activities of daily living (ADLs)
VA Respite Care
Some senior veterans and their spouses may already receive care from their relatives. However, family caregivers will likely need a break which is where respite care can come in handy. At Assisting Hands, we provide VA respite care services to help families who provide care for their veteran senior loved ones. Veterans who are eligible for VA benefits can put their benefits towards the cost of our VA respite care services.
To receive VA respite care services, veterans and their spouses must by evaluated by an interdisciplinary panel for geriatric extended care and meet one of the following criteria:
- Require assistance for 3 or more ADLs
- Experience significant cognitive impairment
Veteran Home Care Services from Assisting Hands
If you or a loved one is a veteran or a spouse of a veteran over the age of 65 and receives VA Aid & Attendance benefits, these benefits can be put towards the VA home care and respite care services provided by Assisting Hands Home Care. We will work with you to assess your care needs and determine how your VA benefits can be used to cover the cost of our home care services.
Give us a call at (847) 595-1222 to learn more or schedule a free consultation for our veteran home care services in Deerfield, Mundelein, Buffalo Grove, IL and the surrounding areas.