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How can Veterans stay home, not a Nursing Home

How to keep your Veteran parents at their home, not the Nursing Home!

Many World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans are at the age where they need extra care due to their health.  With Nursing Homes being possible “hot spots’ for the Covid-19 Virus, staying at home is even more critical!

If you have a loved one who is a veteran or spouse of a veteran, then you need to investigate the  VA’s Aid and Attendance Program!  If eligible, you can receive up to $1,788 Monthly individually or $2,120 monthly with a dependent.  Two married veterans can receive up to $2,809 monthly.

These monthly checks can go a long way to pay for “at-home” health care.

When our veteran parents needed this help from the VA, we were totally unaware of it.  Many of our friends who are veterans and need that aide do not know about it.  It seems like it’s a secret.

Nursing homes, even when our parents were there, could be breeding grounds for infections.  The one we encountered most often was the Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)!  The nursing home staff tried to stay on top of it and would close wards off and keep people in their rooms when it broke out.  Covid-19 seems to be much more contagious than UTI so I cannot imagine how much harder it is to contain.

Here’s the VA web site you can access to learn more about this benefit and how to apply for it.  Click here. Do not assume your veteran or spouse of a veteran does not qualify, it could mean an extra check each month to save your loved one.

Pass it on and tell every veteran or veteran spouse you know!   Leave a comment below and I’ll send you an 800 number to see if you qualify for this benefit.

COVID-19, Veterans, and Nursing Homes

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How to keep your Veteran parents at their home, not the Nursing Home!

 

Many World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans are at the age where they need extra care due to their health.  With Nursing Homes being possible “hot spots’ for the Covid-19 Virus, staying at home is even more critical!

 

If you have a loved one who is a veteran or spouse of a veteran, then you need to investigate the  VA’s Aid and Attendance Program!  If eligible, you can receive up to $1,788 Monthly individually or $2,120 monthly with a dependent.  Two married veterans can receive up to $2,809 monthly.

 

These monthly checks can go a long way to pay for “at-home” health care.

 

When our veteran parents needed this help from the VA, we were totally unaware of it.  Many of our friends who are veterans and need that aide do not know about it.  It seems like it’s a secret.

 

Nursing homes, even when our parents were there, could be breeding grounds for infections.  The one we encountered most often was the Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)!  The nursing home staff tried to stay on top of it and would close wards off and keep people in their rooms when it broke out.  Coved-19 seems to be much more contagious than UTI so I cannot imagine how much harder it is to contain.

 

Here’s the VA web site you can access to learn more about this benefit and how to apply for it.  Click here. Do not assume your veteran or spouse of a veteran does not qualify, it could mean an extra check each month to save your loved one.

 

Pass it on and tell every veteran or veteran spouse you know!   Comment on this post and I’ll give you an 800 number to call to see if you qualify.

Personal story on admission to a Veteran’s Nursing Home

Recently, I was asked for help in finding a long-term care facility for the husband of a friend who is presently very ill and in a rehabilitation facility.  Since he is a veteran, I contacted a Veteran’s Home in a town nearest to our friend’s home with the following discoveries.

Speaking by phone to the Veterans Home’s Admission Director, I asked the following questions and got the following answers from the director.

  1. What is the application process for this veteran who is presently in a rehabilitation facility in a nearby town? The Admission Director said that the present facility would have to send them a referral for a transfer to the Veteran’s Home.
  2. When asked if there was a waiting list, the Admission Director said there is a waiting list but because he was presently in a rehabilitation center he could be admitted, if eligible, without being on the waiting list.
  3. When asked about the Per Diem afforded to veterans at the Veteran’s Home, the Admission Director stated that he would be eligible for the 110 dollars per day if admitted and he would be responsible for the remainder of 155 dollars.
  4. When asked about the possibility of Aid and Attendance funds for veterans and if he got those funds could they be used for paying the 155 dollars per day. The Admission Director stated that he could use that money to pay toward the 155 dollars, his part of the daily rate.
  5. The veteran is also receiving dialysis three days per week and when asked about help with getting to those appointments the Admission Director stated that the patient would have to contract with a local company to receive those treatments.

The answers from the Admission Director were very encouraging and I would advise our friend to visit the Veteran’s Home and get confirmation on all these questions since the answers are to my best recollection and need to be doubled checked in case I misunderstood.

Plus, a personal visit would give our friend a close look at the staff and the facility to see it is a good fit for her husband.

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