Home Care Services for Veterans

Caring Family Home Care is proud to provide home care to all types of individuals, especially our war veterans. If you or your spouse is an honorably discharged Veteran of the US military, you may qualify to receive a stipend for in-home care costs. Caring Family Home Care recognizes that home care can be costly, which is why we encourage you to explore the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Program. If you or a loved one requires long term care assistance, take a look at the services provided by our staff members. Caring Family Home Care provides assistance to the greater Philadelphia, PA area, including Montgomery County and Bucks County.

Eligibility

How do I know if I am eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit?

Do You Have the “3-Ms”?
  • Military: You are a veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran who served at least 90 days on active duty, at least one day during wartime*, with an honorable discharge. (Persian Gulf War vetrans must have at least two years of active duty.)
  • Medical: You have a medical condition that’s non-service-connected, and as a result, you need assistance with daily livigin activities.
  • Money: You have limited assets and income. (Your home and car, however, remain exempt.)

Have questions?

Your local team of Client Care Managers are on call 24/7 to answer your questions and work with you to design a customized plan of care that is right for you.

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Did you serve during one of the War Periods defined by the VA??
  • World War II: Dec 7, 1941 – Dec. 31, 1946
  • Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950 – Jan. 31, 1955
  • Vietnam Era: Aug. 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975. For veterans who served Feb. 28, 1961- Aug. 5, 1964, they must have served in Vietnam.
  • Persian Gulf War: Aug 2, 1990 – Date to be prescribed by presidential proclimation or law. Any applicants must have served active duty for two years.

 

Monthly Benefit

For a single veteran, the Aid and Attendance Program can offer up to $1,800. For a surviving spouse, $1,500 can be given. For a couple, up to $2,000 can be offered. Any amount of financial assistance is useful in the cost of home care services for veterans.

 

Specialized Home Care Services for Veterans

There are various types of home care resources available for veterans.

  • Home care: Grocery shopping, laundry, light household cleaning
  • Private Duty Nursing Job: Assisting with personal care (dressing, grooming, going to the bathroom, bathing), administering medication, supporting clients with physical activity
  • Geriatric Therapy: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy.

 

It can take many months to be approved for this benefit, so Caring Family Home Care urges veterans to apply as soon as possible. Veterans deserve this financial assistance and variety of home care resources available at Caring Family Home Care. We provide home care services for veterans to the greater Philadelphia area, including Montgomery County and Bucks County, PA. If you need long term care for your loved one, feel free to contact us for more resources on the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Program and home care services for veterans.

If you have the “3-Ms” and served in one of the above wars, you will more than likely qualify for Aid & Attendance. There are some financial qualifications through the VA. The VA will compare your monthly income to your medical expenses. If your medical expenses are higher, then you will most likely qualify for the maximum benefit.

Veterans Aid and Attendance Program

Aid and Attendance (A&A) is a benefit paid to Veterans. This is in addition to an individual’s monthly pension. A&A may not be paid without eligibility to pension. Are you eligible for A&A?

Here are the criteria:

You require help from another person to perform personal functions required in everyday living. This includes activities like eating, bathing, dressing, using the restroom, adjusting prosthetic devices, or protecting himself/herself from the hazards of his/her daily environment,

OR

The veteran is bedridden. This means that they are required to remain in bed as a part prescribed course treatment or recovery,

OR

The veteran is currently in a nursing home due to whether physical or mental incapacity,

OR

The veteran is blind or has corrected visual acuity of 5/200 or less, in both eyes, or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less.

Housebound Program

In addition to monthly pension, Housebound is also paid. Like A&A, Housebound benefits are not paid without eligibility to pension. Are you eligible for Household benefits?

Here are the requirements:

The veteran has a single permanent disability evaluated as 100% disabling, and as a result, they are permanently and substantially confined to his/her immediate premises.

OR

The veteran has a single permanent disability evaluated as 100% disabling AND, another disability, or disabilities, evaluated as 60% percent or more disabling.

A veteran cannot receive both Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits at the same time.

It can take many months to be approved for this benefit, so Caring Family Home Care urges veterans to apply as soon as possible. Veterans deserve this financial assistance and a variety of home care resources available at Caring Family Home Care. We provide home care services for veterans to the greater Philadelphia area, including Montgomery County and Bucks County, PA. If you need long term care for your loved one, feel free to contact us for more resources on the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Program and home care services for veterans.

  • We help you determine if you qualify for the VA Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit.
  • We work with you to prepare the necessary documents for the application.
  • We help you complete and submit your applications to the VA
  • We provide your home care immediately.
  • We’ll help monitor the progress of your application and assist with responses to VA requests for information until your pension is approved.