Avoid sending your loved ones to a nursing home, in an unfamiliar environment. Our clients never have to leave the comforts of their homes. We provide them with companionship, security and assist with a wide variety of daily activities.
Personal Care Services provide assistance with more intimate types of care. This includes all of the activities of daily living: (ADLs)
Personal care services keep senior veterans in their own homes longer by preventing illness and the worsening of long-term medical conditions.
In order to apply for those benefits, contact The Veterans Service Officer in Kootenai County.
The Veterans Service Officer assists veterans with applying for U.S. Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation Claims, the Veterans Pension and Survivors Pension Benefit Programs and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation; all administered through the U.S. Veterans Affairs Benefits Administration (VBA).
Read more here: https://www.kcgov.us/533/Veterans-Services
Activities of daily living (ADLs) are routine self-care activities that people tend to every day without needing assistance.
There are six basic ADLs: eating, bathing, dressing, continence (using the toilet), mobility (transferring, walking), and grooming.
Home care agencies provide aides who can assist those who need help with activities of daily living. Aid and Attendance helps wartime veterans and spouses pay for help with activities of daily living.
In 1952 Congress passed Title 38 of the United States Code authorizing certain benefits for veterans. One of these benefits is the Non-Service Connected Pension, with “Aid and Attendance.” It is also known as simply “Aid and Attendance” or “Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit” or “Aid and Attendance Pension” or “Improved Pension with Aid and Attendance.”
In March 1989, during President George H. W. Bush’s presidency, the Veterans Administration (VA) was elevated to a cabinet-level executive department. The Veterans Administration was then renamed the Department of Veterans Affairs, and continued to be known as VA. Today the VA is comprised of three basic branches: the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the Veterans Benefits Administration and the National Cemetery Administration (NCA).
The Veterans Benefits Administration, a branch of the VA, provides monthly payments to certain wartime veterans with financial need, and their survivors. This pension is available if you (the veteran) or a surviving spouse of a veteran, meet certain criteria.
The Aid and Attendance amount is available for those who need the “aid and attendance” of another person for their routine daily living activities on a long-term basis.
A simple way to determine if you are eligible is to start with the three main qualifications or “must-haves” for the VA Pension with Aid and Attendance:
1) Military: Are you a veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran who served at least 90 days on active duty, at least one day during wartime, with an honorable or general discharge? (Persian Gulf War veterans must have two years of active duty or the full period for which they were called for active duty.)
2) Medical: Do you have a non-service-connected medical condition causing you to need assistance with activities of daily living?
3) Money: Do you have a net worth of, or less than, $130,773 (limit established by Congress 12.1.2020)? A primary residence and auto are not counted as part of net worth. Ongoing non-reimbursable medical and long-term care expenses may reduce your countable income.