Help for Aging Veterans in Flemington, NJ
Each and every year people see veterans marching in parades, standing outside of supermarkets to raise money for the local VFW, handing out small, handmade flowers as a token of remembrance for those who lost their lives serving their country, and much more. Today there are numerous organizations developed and run by veterans that provide assistance to their fellow brothers and sisters in combat, or even noncombat situations.
Veterans care tremendously about other veterans, yet there are millions who go without proper support, even at home. Many aging veterans often overestimate their ability to attend to their own basic care and ultimately feel isolated and alone, especially if they don’t have any family members or friends who remain in the area with them.
There are things people can do to help show these aging veterans how much they care. One of those ways is by learning as much as possible about the Aid and Attendance Benefit that is made available through the Veterans Administration and how it can help your elderly veteran. The Aid and Attendance pension program was developed after World War I as a way to help returning soldiers get the care they needed for injuries and emotional trauma, which was then defined as shellshock and what is now referred to as post-traumatic stress disorder.
How can the average individual help aging and disabled veterans?
One of the major challenges that the Veterans Administration and other organizations have in helping veterans is sharing information about the various programs available. There are approximately 23 million veterans living in the United States right now and fewer than 1 million take advantage of the numerous pension programs that can help pay for home care, including the Aid and Attendance benefit.
The discrepancy is not just about the majority of veterans being fully capable of tending to their own care, but is more about a lack of information regarding these pension programs. When family members, friends, and others learn as much as they can about these financial pension programs that can help pay for home care, they can share that information with other veterans, whether it’s family members, friends, friends of loved ones, and more.
If you or an elderly loved one are considering home care in Flemington, NJ or the surrounding areas, call the caring professionals at Comfort Keepers of Flemington, NJ. Call today (908) 806-2220.
Comfort Keepers of Flemington, New Jersey, has a team of eight support staff who will be your primary contacts and your advocates.
Nancy Hmieleski, R.N., C., B.S, is the Director of Nursing and supervises the Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA) that work out of the Comfort Keepers Flemington office. Pat Corlett, RN, is the Case Manager.
General Manager Rebecca Tenore, Client Care Coordinators; Suzanne M. White, Kelly Balodis, Christine Lehr, along with Office Assistant, Nancy Russell, are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year to answer your questions. You will hear a friendly voice no matter when you call.
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