Aid and Attendance Benefits for Veteran Home Care
Veteran Home Care Benefits
If your loved one is a veteran or you are a spouse of a veteran, you may be eligible for in-home care through the Veterans Administration.
Aid and Attendance and Housebound Improved Pension
Aid and Attendance and Housebound Improved Pension is a pension benefit that not many people know about. It is available to veterans who have served at least 90 days, with 1 day during wartime.
Who Qualifies for the Aid and Attendance Benefits?
You qualify for Aid and Attendance Benefits for Veterans funding if you:
• Are eligible for basic pension benefits
• You require the aid of another person in order to perform Activities of Daily Living, such as bathing, feeding, dressing, toileting, adjusting prosthetic devices, or protecting yourself from the hazards of your daily environment.
• You are bedridden, in that your disability or disabilities require that you remain in bed apart from any prescribed course of convalescence or treatment,
You are a patient in a nursing home due to mental or physical incapacity,
• You have corrected visual acuity of 5/200 or less, in both eyes, or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less.
What It Covers
This benefit will cover the cost of home caregivers and nursing or assisted living facilities.
The benefit level can be over $2,000 monthly for a veteran and spouse and over $1000 for the widow of a veteran. The need for services does not have to be because of a service-related injury.
However, the veteran must require assistance in performing Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
About Unique HomeCare Services
Unique HomeCare Services provides in-home care for elders and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery.
We offer a full range of in-home care services such as personal care, grooming and incontinence care, bathing and dressing, post-hospitalization care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, and medication management.
We also provide non-medical support services such as meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, caring companionship, shopping/errands, accompanying to medical and other appointments, as well as case management services.
Our services are available for long-term and short-term care needs from as little as a one 4 hour day visit a week to 24 Hour and Live-In Care.
We also offer Respite Care services to assist family caregivers going away or with caregiver fatigue.
It is our pleasure to assist our veteran clients with VA Aid and Attendance Benefit approval at no cost.
We have an extensive Directory of Online Senior and Caregiver Resources for the information you need.
Our service area is Boston, Norwood, Dedham, Westwood, Walpole, Canton, Sharon, Stoughton, Avon, Braintree, Easton, Milton, Quincy, Weymouth, and surrounding towns.
To schedule a no cost and no obligation full In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs of you or your loved one please call us at (800) 296-9962 to speak to a Case Manager or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.