It’s true that when we get older it becomes more difficult to do some of the things we took for granted most of our life. Basic ambulation, or getting around, can become complicated as people age. This is true for veterans and others alike. When aging veterans reach a point in their life when they have trouble just moving about the house, getting out of bed, or stepping into or out of the shower, home care can be a great asset.
Why most people don’t think about home care, at first.
The vast majority of Americans have a tendency to rely on family and friends for assistance, especially when help is only needed once in a while. They might call an adult child, sibling, or somebody else who lives in the same town to take them to the store, to help them take the garbage out, or to get something down from the attic or up from the basement. They rarely think about relying on home care, mostly because they either have misconceptions about these services or don’t think they need it.
How home care can help.
An experienced home care aide through an agency is one of the best assets for those who need some type of physical support and assistance at least once or twice a week. Many people incorrectly assume that a home care aide has to be hired for full-time care, but through an agency flexibility is possible. In fact, a home care aide can be hired for just two hours at a time, possibly for only one or two days a week, at least to start.
Knowing that somebody is going to show up at a specific time, usually the same time each day or each week, can provide an incredible emotional and mental benefit. That aging veteran will know exactly when somebody’s going to arrive to help them with whatever tasks they need support with.
For veterans who don’t earn a significant income, whose assets have been depleted over time, they may assume this is still out of the question because they couldn’t possibly afford it. The Aid and Attendance Benefit is a pension developed and designed by the VA specifically targeting those who need home care services.
Any veteran who served at least one day of active duty during a time of ‘official’ combat, as defined by Congress, whose income and assets are limited, and who can document a specific need for home care support should be encouraged to look into the Aid and Attendance Benefit, which can provide financial assistance to pay for home care services.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of home care for aging veterans in Massapequa, NY or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Star Multi Care Services today at (631)956-8835. We are the Right Choice for Home Health Care Services!
From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.
1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.
In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.
Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.
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