If you’re a veteran, or you care for a veteran, you may be able to qualify for home care or respite care through the VA. Our company, 417 Home Care, is able to provide personal care and respite care to our veteran community through this program.
What It Includes
Personal care and respite care cover a number of individual tasks. Which service you get will depend on your personal needs.
It can be difficult to keep up with personal grooming and other everyday care tasks, especially if you have limited mobility or any chronic issues. Our professional caregivers can help with bathing, grooming, dressing, and hair combing, for example. Having assistance with everyday hygiene can make a huge difference in how you feel on a daily basis. These tasks also fall under the definition of “activities of daily living” or ADL’s. If you want to learn more about ADL’s, see our previous blog post about it. In short, ADL’s are the basic daily activities you do to take care of yourself and your living space.
Respite care is meant to help family caregivers and the person they’re caring for at the same time. You can request respite care and take some time off of care giving while a professional caregiver stands in for you. This can cover a wide range of tasks, and depends on your veterans needs. It may include ADL’s like the personal care discussed above, but it may cover different tasks, depending on what you help your veteran with and what will need to be done while you are away.
Qualifying for Home Care
To qualify for home care through the VA, talk to your VA doctor. The only requirement is to have a need for assistance with ADL’s. If your quality of life would improve with personal care or respite care, there is a good change you’ll qualify. We are proud to be part of this program to assist our local veterans and the family caregivers that help them.
Your doctor can order VA services, or we would be happy to submit a referral on your behalf to the VA. Give us a call at 417-731-7087 for more information.