On Monday, May 25th Americans across the country will remember the brave men and women who gave their lives while in military service to their county, particularly those who died in battle, or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. It is a time of remembrance and reflection of the lives lost, and the price of the freedoms we enjoy.
It is also a time to support the loved ones left behind. These surviving spouses of a loved one who died in service to our country may be eligible for financial aid to offset the cost of in-home care assistance. The Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit offers financial assistance with in-home care expenses, for those who meet the right criteria. These resources can help pay for assistance with medication reminders, meal preparation, mobility, toileting, personal care, and other activities of daily living.
One of the most important criteria to qualify for the Aid and Attendance Benefit is that the veteran or surviving spouse be 65 or older, and must be receiving home care services at the time of the application. The application process includes several requirements for determining eligibility. Click here to learn more about these benefits from Veterans Affairs: www.va.gov/pension/aid-attendance-housebound
If your loved one is in need of help, please take a moment to talk with someone at the Veterans Affairs office, the Office of Aging or your local Seniors Helping Seniors® organization about affordable, quality care in the comfort of their own home. Seniors Helping Seniors® In-Home Services, 440-935-3848, www.SeniorsHelpingSeniors.com.