Care for Aging Veterans in Salisbury NC
Living far away from major metropolitan areas means not having the same type of access to certain services as those living in the heart of the city. Living in rural areas can make it challenging to find certain support systems. For elderly veterans, home care may be necessary, but what are the options, particularly in those extremely rural regions of the country?
In most areas throughout the United States, there are at least some home care services available. These may be provided by the county, but the services might be limited. Government agencies will often provide the services to its residents, but what about a private agency?
In Southern California, in San Diego’s North County, one home care agency began withdrawing its caregivers from certain towns that would require them to drive 45 minutes or longer. This highlighted an extremely delicate situation for aging individuals, including veterans, who could significantly benefit from the support and assistance of home care aides.
There are many rural areas throughout the country that are difficult to reach for certain agencies. In these situations, some elderly veterans and other seniors feel as though they have no other choice but to consider moving from their home where they may have lived for decades and are completely comfortable.
It’s possible to continue ‘aging in place.’
No matter where somebody lives, it is possible to get home care support. The first thing an elderly veteran and/or his family support system should do is to contact a representative from the Veterans Administration. This representative can find out what type of pension programs may be available to help pay for home care services.
One of those pension programs is known as the Aid and Attendance Benefit. If the veteran qualifies for this pension, he should begin the application process immediately. It can take many months, up to a year, to hear back about approval, but this pension can pay more than $2,000 a month toward home care services.
No matter where an elderly veteran lives, he should consider home care when it becomes clear that tending to his own basic care is too challenging.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Salisbury NC, contact the caring professionals at TenderHearted Home Care today. Call us at (704) 207-0265
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