VA-Funded Home Care for Senior Veterans

Many veterans and their spouses are not aware of potential eligibility for financial assistance that can help pay for home care costs. Let Amada Ogden be your VA benefits resource.

 

Amada Senior Care of Ogden is firmly committed to supporting our veterans. We serve vets and their families in Bountiful, Centerville, Layton, Logan, North South Lake, Ogden, and the surrounding communities of Box Elder, Davis, Cache, Morgan, and Weber counties.

At Amada Ogden, we work closely with the Veterans Benefits Administration’s excellent team of social workers in the Community Care Network. 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 Senior Care 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 to learn more about how we honor and support Ogden veterans!

Homemakers and Home Health Aides (HHA):  Home Care Assistance for Veterans

Trained professionals provide personalized care in the home to meet a veteran’s specific needs, including activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing, bathing, ambulating, incontinence care, medication reminders, as well as light 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. The VA offers a respite care benefit in an effort to reduce caregiver stress and burnout, and to support the health and well-being of both veterans and their caregivers. With respite care, a family member gets a break by being relieved from everyday caregiving tasks by a trained caregiver. During the respite, the spouse or other 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:  Benefits for Veterans or Surviving Spouses

The VA Aid and Attendance benefit provides home care for a qualifying veteran or surviving spouse. This benefit can be used in conjunction with HHA so that the veteran receives more comprehensive care. Certain qualifications need to be met:

  1. Military Service
  • Served at least one day of active duty during wartime.
  • Honorably discharged or retired.
  • Be 65 years or older.
  1. 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.
  1. Assets
  • Less than $150,000 net worth (excluding 1 home, vehicle, and 2 acres of land).
  1. 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 801-758-7900 to learn about how Amada Senior Care of Ogden serves as your advocate so that you can acquire the veterans’ benefits you deserve and be able to use them to help cover the costs of in-home care or an assisted living community.