There are plenty of reasons why people assume veterans, especially elderly veterans, are forgotten. As some of these men and women get older, their family might have moved away, their spouse may have passed away, and their friends can succumb to the natural process of aging as well. They may spend more time alone, ultimately relying on other facilities or individuals for some level of support.
When an aging veteran requires care at home, but it seems as though nobody is around help, it can also feel as though nobody really cares.
Most people have a lot going on in their own lives. Adult children of some of these veterans may live in other parts of the country. It may not be practical for them to devote much time supporting them. That doesn’t mean they don’t care, but rather they have other obligations that are also pressing.
For some of these elderly veterans it can feel as though there is nobody to call on for help.
But there is. Home care support services are one of the best assets for elderly men and women, veterans and otherwise, all across the country. Home care aides can provide an incredible support system for these men and women. They can assist with basic daily tasks, including bathing, toileting, preparing meals, housekeeping, doing laundry, running errands, getting to doctors’ appointments, and much more.
What about for elderly veterans who can’t afford home care?
For some of these veterans, their income, either Social Security, a pension, investments, or a combination of these, might be just enough to cover their basic living expenses. They may assume there’s no possible way they could pay for a home care aide or even a visiting nurse.
That’s where the Aid and Attendance Benefit could come in.
For those considered wartime veterans -in other words men and women who served at least one day during a time of official combat- even though they may have never been close to actual combat, this pension could be beneficial. If they’re limited with their income, don’t have many assets, and can prove home care is necessary, they might be eligible for some financial support to pay for home care services.
When people begin relying on home care, they begin to realize that people really do care. Many of these home care aides become an integral part of their life and it provides not just the physical support, but an emotional boost as well.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of home care for aging veterans in Manhasset, 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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