Not all that long ago, veterans of the United States military, in this very country, were disparaged, ridiculed, and even hated. They were hated for what had been recorded and broadcast from the Vietnam Conflict. They were despised for despicable acts men and women who have never served or defended their country before couldn’t possibly understand.
Yes, there have been wartime atrocities committed through the ages, but not just by the United States. That doesn’t condone these actions, but what it does do is highlight the impact these feelings can have, not just on the veterans who may have acted inappropriately or even criminally, but the many millions of others who truly did the right thing while serving their country.
Today, respect for veterans has returned, even though it may be facing some bumpy roads ahead. Unfortunately, that increased respect from the general public has not translated into better care and support for veterans in need.
The Veteran’s Administration has been highlighted in various news stories through the past decade because of inadequate care, veterans waiting for hours to be seen during a medical emergency, and a number of other issues that haven’t yet been properly fixed.
For veterans who need assistance at home, what if they can’t afford it?
There are numerous pensions made available through the VA that provide a wide range of financial support to those who need it. For some veterans who are limited in their income, either due to a pension, disability, Social Security, retirement fund, or something else may see all of that income going to basic living expenses.
If that veteran needs home care support, how can they pay for it?
If they are considered a wartime veteran, if they can prove home care is necessary for them right now, and if they are truly limited in their combined income and assets, they may just qualify for what’s called the Aid and Attendance Benefit.
This pension can provide up to and possibly even more than $2,000 per month for qualifying veterans to pay for home care services. Veterans who need assistance at home, who may not be safe or able to take care of themselves properly should be encouraged to at least look into this particular pension and, if they believe they would qualify for it, submit the application as soon as they realize home care is necessary.
If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring home care for an aging veteran in Clark, NJ, call the caring staff at Helping Hands Home Care today at 908-418-4299. Providing Home Care Services in all of Northern and Central NJ, including Clark, Westfield, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Rahway, Linden, Summit, Edison, Elizabeth, Mountainside and the surrounding areas.
Thus, Robert had found his passion. After almost a year of preparation Robert opened Helping Hands Homecare in 2003. Robert wanted Helping Hands Homecare to focus on providing the highest quality of caregivers, exceptional customer service, and providing a service that familys could depend on in their time of need. Since then Helping Hands has assisted hundreds of individuals with the simplest of needs to more complex cases while preserving those standards set out many years ago.
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