Veteran's Benefits Associated with Long-Term Care

Veterans in need of long-term care have special opportunities available for facing care costs. However, navigating these opportunities can feel stressful and overwhelming. Elder Care Solutions are experts in this process and are here to be your guide!

We are now offering a Veteran’s Care Cost Analysis that narrows the focus of our Care Cost Analysis to only those strategies directed to veterans.

Here are some of the opportunities we can help you explore:

1. A little-known and often misunderstood benefit for older veterans needing help with a couple of ADLs. The maximum award for the veteran is $1,911.00 per month, and for a surviving spouse needing such care $1,228.00 per month.

2. Paying a family caregiver is possible under this program, and possibly other VA programs.

3. In many areas, Veteran Directed Care (a sort of nursing home diversion program), can provide a flexible individualized monthly payment that can be used in any of several ways to pay care costs. This may include hired relatives, even spouses, adult children, and grandchildren.

4. Housebound disabilities for the veteran or his surviving spouse can open up this option.

5. PCAFC (Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers) is another program that provides monthly cash benefits to family caregivers of veterans who were injured in the line of duty on or later than September 11, 2001. This is expected to expand nation-wide to veterans so injured on or before May 7, 1975, and is projected to further expand to cover the gap between these dates.

6. Creation of a written Family Care Agreement will not only pave the way for some of these benefits, but will clarify for the family just how the caregiving responsibilities are to be shared.

7. If the veteran care recipient suffers from any of several diseases that are on the official list for presumptive Agent Orange causation, it could mean inclusion in the Service-Related Disabilities class in the veterans health care system, bringing much welcomed help on the medical services front as well as financial assistance. That list has recently been expanded to include some diseases that surprise many, for example, Parkinson’s Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and several kinds of cancer.

While the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, at both state and national levels, are manned by helpful and knowledgeable personnel, we’ve found it to be a great help to enter this world’s-second-largest- bureaucracy with an idea of what you’re seeking. For this reason, we’ve adjusted our Care Cost Analysis to spotlight veteran opportunities.

Contacting us creates no obligation on your part.

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