In-Home Senior Care Programs for Veterans in and Around Conway, AR
As a way of showing our appreciation for their service, our nation's senior veterans should be given the best in-home care possible. Some service members may have difficulty affording in-home senior care programs.
Care at home doesn't have to break the bank when you work with Visiting Angels of Conway. Due to our participation in the Veterans Affairs Community Care Network, we are able to take referrals for elderly veterans who need home-based supportive care and Aid and Attendance benefits. With the help of our experts, you can ensure that your elderly loved one receives the services and care they need to age in place. Our mission is to provide the means for our elderly veterans and their surviving spouses in Conway, Cabot, Greenbrier, Vilonia, and the surrounding communities in Arkansas to continue living in their own homes as long as possible.
Why Choose In-Home Senior Care Programs from Visiting Angels of Conway?
Visiting Angels of Conway helps disabled and elderly veterans in Perry and Faulkner Counties get quality personal care at home. Veterans who are experiencing physical restrictions as a consequence of their service, whether as a result of an injury incurred in the line of duty or simply as a result of aging, will find this level of support particularly useful. No longer are nursing homes and assisted living communities the sole choice for elderly veterans in the Conway region who desire to maintain their freedom as they age. With our personalized in-home senior care programs, your loved one may get the care they need without having to change their daily routine or leave the house they have become used to.
Visiting Angels of Conway is flexible and will accommodate your loved one's needs and routine if you choose us to provide in-home care. You can be certain that your loved one will get the care they need when they need it, whether that's for a few hours a week or 24 hours a day.
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 Veterans and Surviving Spouses in the Conway Area
What is the Veterans Affairs Community Care Network?
The Veterans Affairs Community Care Network is a program administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to guarantee that veterans have access to high-quality care. If a veteran cannot access a service at their local VA medical center, they will be able to acquire it from a provider in their community. This includes health care, durable medical equipment, dental care, personal home care, and much more.
What Does It Mean to be Part of the Community Care Network?
Due to our affiliation with the VA's Community Care Network, Visiting Angels of Conway is able to provide assistance to local elderly veterans and their surviving spouses in Perry and Faulkner Counties. This also means that your regional VA office can help you set up an in-home consultation with our specialists (although you are more than welcome to schedule an appointment with our team yourself). If you need help paying for our senior care programs, we can help you file claims with the VA.
The VA has approved us as a Community Care Network provider, which means we meet their quality and performance requirements to provide veterans in Conway, Cabot, Greenbrier, Vilonia, and the surrounding areas with in-home care.
What is Aid & Attendance?
It's possible that you or your spouse might qualify for Aid & Attendance, a VA program that provides monthly payments in addition to the amount of a monthly pension, if you're a veteran in need of in-home personal care. Veterans may only get Aid and Attendance if they are officially recognized as VA beneficiaries.
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 can vary from state to state.
Where Can I Find More Information?
VA Community Care – Provided by Optum for Regional Networks 1-3
Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs
Get started with in-home senior care programs from Visiting Angels of Conway by calling us at 501-381-1630 and scheduling a free in-home consultation!