New Program Helps Local Veterans and Surviving Spouses Apply for and Obtain Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit through Department of Veterans Affairs to Help Pay for Safe, Affordable Home Care
Online PR News – 30-January-2014 – Katy TX – One in three seniors in the United States is a veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran. Every day, many of these men and women go without the health care they need simply because of lack of information or assistance. Recognizing this, Home Helpers of Greater Katy, one of the area’s leading senior care franchises specializing in comprehensive home healthcare services and companionship, has teamed up with Veterans Care Coordination to provide an easier path for veterans and surviving spouses to receive the benefits to which they are entitled and the home care they deserve.
“One of the biggest challenges people face is how they will pay for the care they need,” said Cynthia Bove, Owner of Home Helpers of Greater Katy. “What many veterans and their spouses do not realize is that they may be eligible for up to $24,000 per year of tax-free money to pay for home care services. We’ve partnered with Veterans Care Coordination to assist qualifying veterans and their spouses apply for and obtain the Aid and Attendance Benefit through the Department of Veterans Affairs to help cover their medical expenses, including Home Helpers home care services.”
According to Kyle Laramie, president of Veterans Care Coordination, “What makes this partnership unique is the fact that we can offer interest-free loan assistance to clients that cannot afford the up-front, out-of-pocket expense that is required. Our company assists seniors in their qualification for the benefit, reducing the stress commonly associated with applying for assistance. We are thrilled to partner with Home Helpers of Greater Katy to provide local veterans with the benefits to which they are entitled.”
Home Helpers provides companion care, elder care and respite care, in the comfort of home so their clients can enjoy aging in place. Caregivers work with clients one-on-one to tailor flexible care plans to meet their specific needs and budgets, with services such as local transportation, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders and bathing, among others.
“We’re honored to support our local veterans and provide them with the affordable home care they deserve,” Bove said.
For more information about Veterans Care Coordination, visit www.veteranscarecoordination.com
ABOUT HOME HELPERS
Founded in 1997, Cincinnati-based Home Helpers is one of the nation’s leading home care franchises helping people live healthier, more independent lives in the comfort of home. With a presence in more than 600 communities across North America, Home Helpers cares for seniors, new and expectant mothers, those recovering from illness or injury and individuals facing lifelong challenges. Home Helpers is affiliated with Direct Link, a national provider of 24/7 emergency response systems and vital signs monitoring units. For more information on Home Helpers and franchising opportunities, visit the company’s Web site at www.HomeHelpers.CC.
Home Helpers does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of religion, race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age or sexual preference in connection with employment or acceptance, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities.
ABOUT VETERANS CARE COORDINATION
Found in 2011 by entrepreneur Kyle Laramie, Veterans Care Coordination, LLC (VCC) is headquartered in Lake St. Louis, MO. Its mission is to educate and advocate on behalf of veterans, spouses and surviving spouses to help them apply for the Aid and Attendance Pension benefit through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans Care Coordination coordinates access to the highest quality home care services to assist seniors in their qualification for the benefit and to ensure they maintain their independence in their home as long as possible. VCC helps older veterans and their families receive the benefits that they have earned. The company strives to assist this group with the same honor and integrity with which they served their country – those who served yesterday, benefit today.