Of the baby boomer generation, approximately 76 million of them are veterans of the armed forces. As veterans who have reached their golden years, they may qualify for benefits through Veterans Affairs (VA) that can help cover home care services. Retired servicemen and women who qualify, as well as their spouses, can receive home health care with the help of VA programs.
Assisting Hands Home Care is an approved provider of VA home care and respite care services for veterans and their spouses in Park Ridge, Niles, Norridge, IL and surrounding areas. These services are available to servicemen and women who qualify for VA benefits, as well as their surviving spouses. If you have elderly relatives in Park Ridge who are in need of home care services, call our professionals to discuss our VA home care programs.
Applying for the VA Home Care Program
Before applying for our VA home care program, veterans must first apply with the Department of Veterans Affairs for benefits. Those who qualify with the Department of Veterans Affairs can receive home care or respite care services through our VA care programs.
Veterans receiving care through our VA programs can expect the same level of quality care that we always provide at Assisting Hands. Our caregivers will take the time to understand their unique needs and form a complete home care plan that includes personal care as well as assistance with housekeeping and transportation.
We offer the following VA care programs for veterans and their spouses who qualify for VA benefits:
VA Home Health Aide (HHA) Homemaker/ Home Health Program
Veterans who qualify for VA benefits can get up to 12 hours per week of home health care through this program. Before qualifying for this program, applicants need to complete an assessment for geriatric extended care (GEC) conducted by a registered nurse (RN), social worker (SW), and medical doctor (MD).
One of the following criteria must also be met to qualify:
- Must be dependent with at least 3 activities of daily living (ADLs)
- Show cognitive impairment
VA Respite Program
Our VA respite program is for veterans and their spouses who require respite care or temporary home care. Once again, applicants must undergo an interdisciplinary assessment from registered nurses, social workers, and medical doctors to qualify.
One of the following criteria must also be met:
- Dependency with at least 3 ADLs
- Serious cognitive impairment
Make sure you contact Assisting Hands Home Care if you or a loved one qualifies for VA medical benefits and needs home health care in Park Ridge, Niles, Norridge, IL or the surrounding areas. Our professionals can provide you with information about our VA care programs and help you choose the best option for your loved ones.
Get a Free Consultation
You can reach us at (224) 444-6422 to learn more about our VA programs or to schedule a free initial consultation.
Review by Nicole Voyles
The staff at assisting hands were wonderful to talk to. Very helpful and knowledgeable about their area of expertise . Thanks for all your help you’ve made this transition much easier for myself and my family!