Quality Home Care for Veterans in and Around Benton, AR
As a thank you for serving our country, our senior veterans deserve the best care at home. Some veterans may have trouble paying for the care they need.
There is no need to decide between low-cost and high-quality home care when you work with Visiting Angels of Benton. Our office accepts referrals for elderly veterans who need in-home supportive care as well as Aid and Attendance benefits, a program that may assist seniors in paying for any personal care they get at home, since we are a member of the Veterans Affairs Community Care Network. Our staff can help your loved one apply and provide the care they need to age in place in their beloved home. Our mission is to help elderly veterans and surviving spouses in Alexander, Benton, Bryant, Mabelvale, and surrounding Arkansas communities get the assistance they need to age in place.
Why Choose Quality Home Care from Visiting Angels of Benton?
Veterans with physical restrictions due to service-related injuries or those who are just getting on in years might benefit from the assistance of Visiting Angels of Benton, who will make sure their home is a secure and pleasant place for them to spend their golden years. Elderly veterans in Saline County no longer have to settle for institutional care like nursing homes or assisted living communities if they choose to maintain their autonomy in old age. Your loved one may get the assistance they need without having to change their regular routine or leave the home they have come to love thanks to our in-home supportive services.
Choose Visiting Angels of Benton for quality home care, and we'll tailor our services to your loved one's needs and schedule. You may be certain that your loved one will get the proper care they need at the right time, whether they require occasional assistance or need round-the-clock monitoring.
Our caregivers can help with:
- Planning and preparing meals
- Medication reminders
- Bathing, grooming, toileting, and getting dressed
- Mobility assistance
- Respite for family caregivers
How We Help Senior Veterans in and Around Benton
What is the Veterans Affairs Community Care Network?
The Veterans Affairs Community Care Network is a program that links the VA to local community providers to help veterans receive high-quality care. This helps veterans who are unable to receive the care they need from local VA medical centers get access to local providers for health care, durable medical equipment, dental care, quality home care services, and so much more.
What Does It Mean to be Part of the Community Care Network?
As a member of the Veterans Affairs Community Care Network, Visiting Angels of Benton can accept referrals from the VA for elderly veterans and surviving spouses who need quality home care services. This also means your local VA can help you schedule an in-home consultation with our team (although you are more than welcome to schedule an appointment with our team yourself). We can also help you submit claims to the VA in order to offset the cost of care.
More importantly, as a member of the Community Care Network, that means we have met specific quality and performance metrics as outlined by the VA, designating us as a trusted provider of in-home supportive services for seniors in Alexander, Benton, Bryant, Mabelvale, and nearby communities.
What is Aid & Attendance?
Aid & Attendance is a program offered by the VA that provides monthly payments added to the amount of a monthly pension if you are a veteran or surviving spouse who needs in-home supportive services.
In order to qualify for Aid & Attendance benefits, veterans must be eligible for beneficiary status through the VA. To qualify for beneficiary status, you must have:
- Served at least 90 consecutive days in the U.S. military
- Served at least one day during a time of conflict
- Been honorably discharged
- Have household liquid assets that do not exceed a total of $80,000
- A doctor’s certification stating that the person in question is in need of assistance due to medical reasons
- A qualifying monthly income after medical expenses based on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs criteria
Surviving spouses must meet these requirements:
- Must be married and living with the veteran at the time of the veteran’s death and never remarried
- Must be married to the veteran for at least one year or had children with the veteran
If you wish to qualify for Aid & Attendance benefits, you must meet these conditions:
- Require personal care at home such as assistance with bathing, feeding, dressing, toileting, mobility and other activities of daily living (ADLs)
- Are bedridden or disabled
- Reside in a nursing home due to mental or physical incapacity
- Have fairly limited vision (5/200 visual acuity or less in both eyes)
Requirements may vary from state to state.
Where Can I Find More Information?
Get started with quality home care from Visiting Angels of Benton by calling us at 501-300-9308 and scheduling a free in-home consultation!