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Government Programs Help Veterans Get the Home Care They Need

Published: 2010-10-17
Author: CallSeniorCare

Synopsis: Call Senior Care offers state of the art features to help families and caregivers find each other directly.

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The nation's largest online resource for senior care providers, CallSeniorCare.com today announced the launch of their new program, which helps Veterans find caregivers of the elderly. CallSeniorCare.com offers state of the art features to help families and caregivers find each other directly.

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Many people are not aware that the Veterans Administration has benefits that pay for in home care providers by hired caregivers as well as benefits for those that are housebound. Call Senior Care announced today that it will provide free matching services for those Veterans, qualified under these VA programs, seeking an in-home caregiver with those that are seeking caregiver jobs. Narsimha Mogiloji, CEO of Call Senior Care was quoted as saying, "We let all Veterans connect with their elders and caregivers for FREE on callseniorcare. These are very useful VA programs, that can help many, and we want to get the word out through all media so that our deserving veterans know this free service is available to them."

The following is a summary of information from the Veteran Administration website which describes the features of these two VA programs, (a) Aid and Attendance benefits and (b) Housebound benefits. A Veteran must already be qualified for a pension, then apply for the benefits under these VA programs. Once it is determined that the Veteran is eligible for a program, then the Aid and Attendance benefit or the Housebound benefit is paid in addition to the monthly VA pension.

Eligibility of a Veteran for the Aid and Attendance benefit depends if the veteran requires the aid of another person in order to perform personal functions required in everyday living, such as bathing, feeding, dressing, attending to the wants of nature, adjusting prosthetic devices, or protecting himself/herself from the hazards of his/her daily environment, or the veteran is bedridden, in that his/her disability or disabilities requires that he/she remain in bed apart from any prescribed course of convalescence or treatment, or if the veteran is in a nursing home or blind.

Eligibility of a Veteran for the Housebound benefit depends if the veteran has a single permanent disability evaluated as 100-percent disabling and, due to such disability, he/she is permanently and substantially confined to his/her immediate premises, or, the veteran has a single permanent disability evaluated as 100-percent 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. In their recent press release, Mr.Mogiloji of Call Senior Care said that "If they are qualified, Veterans need only to go to the VA regional office to apply for the benefits, then we can match them up with a caregiver for free."

About Call Senior Care - CallSeniorCare is an interactive employment site that helps families find caregivers of the elderly. Established in 2008, CallSeniorCare has thousands of elder care providers ready to help local families with their aging loved ones. For more information, visit their website at www.callseniorcare.com

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Cite This Page (APA): CallSeniorCare. (2010, October 17). Government Programs Help Veterans Get the Home Care They Need. Disabled World. Retrieved September 26, 2021 from www.disabled-world.com/news/veterans/veterans-home-care.php