VA-Funded Home Care for Senior Veterans Who Qualify
Many veterans and their spouses are not aware of potential eligibility for financial assistance that can help pay for home care. Let Amada Birmingham be your VA benefits resource.
Amada Senior Care is firmly committed to supporting our Birmingham veterans. Not only do we believe all seniors deserve reliable, compassionate caregivers and care coordination expertise but those who served our country especially do. We serve veterans and their families across the Birmingham area including Hoover, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Alabaster, Pelham, Center Point, Irondale, and Leeds.
The owner of Amada Birmingham, Len Everts, is a veteran. In addition, our staff and caregivers are proud of their veteran family members, and we love our veteran clients! We are so committed that over 30% of our clients are veterans!
We work closely with the Veterans Benefits Administration’s excellent team of social workers and are proud to be a long-standing approved Alabama provider. We work hard to make sure veterans get every care hour of service and benefit they are entitled to for their service.
The VA offers many programs to veterans and their surviving spouses so that they receive the care they deserve, including home care, respite care, and help around the house. Amada is proud to be a licensed provider for those who served our country.
Read on for a description of the different benefits you or your loved one may be eligible for and that we can help you access. Call us today at 205-208-9466 to learn more about how we honor and support Birmingham veterans!
Homemakers and Home Health Aides (HHA): Home Care Assistance for Veterans
Trained professionals provide personalized care in the home to meet each veteran’s specific needs, including activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing, bathing, ambulating, incontinence care, medication reminders, as well as housekeeping tasks like laundry and meal preparation.
Respite Care: Trusted Professional Care for Your Loved One so You Can Take Care of Yourself
Amada Senior Care and the VA understand the toll that taking care of a loved one can take! In an effort to reduce caregiver stress and burnout, and to support the health and well-being of both veterans and their caregivers, the VA offers respite care in which a professional caregiver can relieve a family member on a regular basis. During that time, the family member can take a well-deserved break or attend to other household matters, confident that the senior loved one is in the capable, trusted hands of an Amada caregiver.
VA Aid and Attendance: A Benefit Program for Veterans and Their Surviving Spouses
This is another program providing home care but also available to surviving spouses or can be used alone or in conjunction with HHA to get more comprehensive care for a veteran. These qualifications need to be met:
- Military Service
- Served at least 1 day of active duty during wartime.
- Honorably discharged or retired.
- Be 65 years or older.
- Personal Care Needs
- A veteran or their surviving spouse needs to be certified by a physician as needing assistance with activities of daily living, such as walking, eating, toileting, or dressing.
- Less than $150,000 net worth (excluding 1 home, vehicle, and 2 acres of land).
- For Surviving Spouses
- All of the above.
- Married to veteran for at least 1 year at the time of passing.
- Not remarried.
How Benefits Can Help You and Your Family
Seniors gain more financial flexibility for their care, including:
- More in-home care.
- The community and agency of their choice.
- Benefits paid monthly with no repayment required.
- Benefits are paid directly to claimants by the United States Treasury and are tax-free.
Please consider contacting us today at 205-208-9466 to learn about The Amada Difference. We are your advocate so that you can acquire the veterans benefits you deserve and be able to use the different types of VA benefits you may be eligible for the way you want to use them!