Directory Of Senior And Caregiver Resources
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- Aid and Attendance Benefit – UHS
The Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit is a potential solution for veterans and their surviving spouses overwhelmed with the cost of care. Aid and Attendance pension pays for the in-home assistance and other care that is needed with basic Activities for Daily Living such as eating, bathing, dressing, and medication management. Unique HomeCare Services as a service to their veteran clients and their surviving spouses assists in determining Aid and Attendance eligibility and your application at no cost.
- Apply for VA Health Care Benefits Online – VA
Qualified veterans can apply for VA health care benefits online, which is equal to filling out VA Form 10-10EZ (Application for Health Benefits).
BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering authoritative information and support to anyone whose life has been affected by brain injury or PTSD: people with brain injuries, their family and friends, and the professionals who work with them. BrainLine also provides military-specific information and resources on traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to veterans, service members, and their families. Through BrainLine, we seek to provide a sense of community, a place where people who care about brain injury can go 24 hours a day for information, support, and ideas.
- Brockton – Veterans Services
The primary mission and responsibility of the Brockton Veterans Services Office is to advise and assist veterans and their dependents in applying for and securing federal and/or state benefits for which they are eligible.
- Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center promotes state-of-the-science care from point-of-injury to reintegration for service members, veterans, and their families to prevent and mitigate consequences of mild to severe TBI. At 21 sites supported by a Washington, D.C.-area headquarters, DVBIC supports, trains and monitors service members, veterans, family members and providers who have been, or care for those who are, affected by traumatic brain injury.
- Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families. The Real Warriors Campaign promotes help-seeking behavior among service members and veterans with invisible wounds and encourages service members to increase their awareness and use of these resources. To reach the broadest audience possible, the campaign features a variety of strategies including outreach and partnerships, print materials, media outreach, an interactive website and social media. The campaign features stories of real service members who have sought treatment and are continuing to maintain successful military or civilian careers. In addition, DCoE established the DCoE Outreach Center, a 24/7 call center staffed by health resource consultants to provide confidential answers, tools, tips and resources about psychological health and traumatic brain injury.
- Disabled American Veterans – DAV
The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) was chartered by Congress in 1932 as the official voice of the disabled veteran; it is not an agency of the Federal government, nor does it receive government funding. The DAV is a nonprofit association of 1,000,000 wartime disabled veterans, serving 2.5 million disabled veterans and their families. The DAV's national service program is rooted in 68 United States cities where 300 national service officers work to provide counseling, employment services, and assistance in gaining health care, free of charge to all disabled veterans. Its most important function is counseling veterans in completing the paperwork of applying for benefits from the Veterans Administration. All veterans and members of their families are eligible for the DAV's services. Membership is limited to service-connected disabled veterans only.
- Disabled Sports USA – DS/USA
A national nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions. DS/USA's national office provides technical assistance to its local chapters and other recreation programs so they can better serve the disabled population in their communities. The organization has a nationwide network of community-based chapters. DS/USA conducts an annual “The Hartford Ski Spectacular” in Breckenridge, CO, the largest winter sports event for physically disabled people in the U.S. and “The International Challenge Track and Field” event.
- Guide to Long Term Care for Veterans
Information and long term care options for Veterans and their Spouses.
- Home Base: Veteran and Family Care
Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. As a National Center of Excellence, Home Base operates the first and largest private-sector clinic in the nation devoted to healing invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder, military sexual trauma and family relationship challenges.
About Unique HomeCare Services
Unique HomeCare Services is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts and serves the Greater Boston communities in Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth counties.
We provide private in-home care for elders, those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery.
We provide both short-term and long-term in-home care needs from as little as one 4 hour day a week to 24 Hour Care and Live-In Care.
We offer a full range of in-home personal care services including Bathing, Personal Hygiene and Grooming, Dressing Assistance, Toileting and Incontinence, Feeding, and Medication Reminders.
We also provide support services such as Case Management, Accompaniment to Appointments, Nutrition and Meal Management, Light Housekeeping and Laundry Services, Bed and Wheel Chair Transfers, and Shopping and Running Errands.
It is our pleasure to assist our veteran clients with VA Aid and Attendance Benefit approval at no cost.
To schedule a no cost and no obligation In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs and get a quote, please call us to speak to a Case Manager at (800) 296-9962 or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.