You may realize that Champion Home Health Care offers a full range of senior home health care services to provide your loved ones with highly-qualified, caring private duty caregivers.

But did you know that in addition to providing those services and multiple more, we offer our skilled staff to help with veterans who need our home health services? If your senior loved one needing the care is a veteran who is eligible for a VA Pension, he/she may qualify for additional funding from the Veteran’s Benefit Administration to help pay for home care.

There are many types of assistance for veterans, but there are two types that we would like to highlight: the Veteran Aid & Attendance and Housebound Benefits. Veterans, or surviving spouses, may not receive “Veteran Aid & Attendance” benefits and “Housebound Benefits” at the same time, however.

“Aid & Attendance” is for veterans who need another person to perform personal functions required in daily living (feeding, bathing, dressing, restroom attendance, prosthetic device adjustment). Alternatively, this benefit is also for veterans who are bedridden, or who have extreme visual impairment, or who are patients in a nursing home because of physical or mental incapacity.

The “Housebound Benefit” is available for qualified veterans who are confined to their homes due to a permanent disability.

Both types are a boon to our country’s veterans, because the increased monthly pension amount means that veterans can help pay for necessary home health care services.

Eligibility requirements apply to the two types, with each allowance stipulating different conditions that must be met in order to qualify. Some of the basic requirements include: veterans must be at least 65 years of age or in social security disability, meet government set financial qualifications, have 90 days active duty within one day during war period, have documentation proving healthcare necessity, and several more qualifications.

You can find out more about veteran benefits and how to apply for funds on the U.S. Department of Veterans website.

Champion Home Health Care offers different types of staff to care for your veteran loved one. They include Homemaker and Companion, Home Health Aid, Certified Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, and Registered Nurse. We specialize in caring for veterans with Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as all seniors who need our help. All our staff can help veterans remain living in their own home, as part of an alternative to nursing home care, and as a way to get Respite Care at home.