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Veteran Care Options
The best reciprocation that family members can provide for their beloved veterans is a loving and attentive environment in which they can age gracefully. With the helpful supplementation offered by the Aid and Attendance pension program, there is no excuse that any veteran should be without access to his or her choice of aging services.
1. Home Care
Home care entails a number of services offered by skilled nurses, home aides, or family members to facilitate everyday activities within the comfort of home. These services, often partially or fully covered by Aid and Attendance assistance, include but are not limited to basic custodial functions, hygienic assistance, assistance with completing medical paperwork, cooking and in-house medical examination. This method of care is especially viable and efficient when home care agencies and the people they serve accurately assess need and assign care.
2. Assisted Living Facilities
Assisted living facilities offer an appropriate mediation between the more independent home care setting and fully institutionalized care for residents who need moderate care. Slightly more intensive than the services offered in home care, assisted living medical staff administer medication, clothe, bathe, and transport patients to different areas of the facility. Upon achieving eligibility for Aid and Attendance pension benefits, veterans and their family members can choose from hundreds of assisted living facilities.
3. Skilled Nursing Homes
Also accepting Aid and Attendance, skilled nursing home facilities offer fully comprehensive around-the-clock care to people in need of professional assistance. A telling indication of the quality of care in skilled nursing home facilities is the posted ratio of CNAs, or Certified Nursing Assistants, to patients. The assistance of registered nurses and medical doctors fully encompass any medical needs that may occur, including acute and chronic care, all hygienic and personal needs, as well as transportation.
4. Adult Day Services
Adult day services facilities are principally designed to inform, socially stimulate, and care for elderly people in need of supervision or want of company. Family members and caregivers often oversee meetings and activities within these facilities. Information about the various facets of aging gracefully, staying active and enjoying life are available in adult day services for elderly people who wish to stay independent and healthy in the company of beloved family members and friends.