There are more than 20 million American veterans living today. Many of our nation’s veterans are senior-aged, and many more are living with difficulties that make it tough to live independently. For these individuals, veteran home care assistance and support can be invaluable — but it’s not always affordable when paid out of pocket. Veteran Home Care Options
If you’re a veteran in need of a helping hand around the home, you should consider contacting your local VA hospital. Veterans Affairs will cover a range of medical and non-medical home services, including veteran home care. Veteran Home Care Options
Veterans Affairs provides coverage for in-home assistance across four different service levels. These services are Skilled Home Health Care Services (SHHC), Homemaker and Home Health Aide Services (H/HHA), the VA Family Caregivers Program, and Home Telehealth.
Which service(s) you or your loved one are eligible for will be determined by your specific care needs. Here’s a broad overview of how these services work and who is eligible for each service.
While VA-supported veteran home care is an excellent service, it cannot meet the care needs of all veterans. You may find that you are ineligible for the care program you or your loved one desires. In other cases, you may find that you require more frequent care than your local VA hospital is able to provide.
In these cases, you can reach out to local home care agencies. A high-quality professional home care agency will be able to help you coordinate care for your loved one on a schedule that fits their life. Many agencies are used to providing care based around a client’s budget, and can provide you with care options that match your loved one’s needs.
Our company, Visiting Angels, includes hundreds of home care agencies across the United States. If you’re interested in learning more about our veteran home care services, use our office locator to find your local agency.
Visiting Angels is a national, private duty network of senior care agencies. We are proud to be the nation’s leading provider of non-medical at home care services. With our elder care services, seniors can remain independent and live safely at home. Our senior care services include Social Care, Dementia Care, Alzheimer’s Care, End of Life Care, Companion Care, Private Duty Care, care to prevent hospital readmission, and so much more.
Compassionate, dignified at home senior care is close to home when you connect with your local Visiting Angels office by calling 800-365-4189.View All Articles