There is a common misconception that in-home care is reserved for elderly persons seeking assistance to maintain independence by getting outside help with daily tasks. While in-home services are a great fit for older folks looking to stay in their home longer, they are also beneficial for a number of needs including long term injury or illness recovery at any age, surgery recovery, and mental health limitations. The truth is, many of our veterans are facing struggles with daily tasks and care due to their service, but many are unaware of the options available to them.
If you or a loved one are a veteran in need of daily or weekly assistance, there are services available that can greatly improve your quality of life and provide much-needed peace of mind. These services include both homemaking and home health aide assistance.
Homemaking services assist with a number of home and personal tasks like house cleaning, laundry, running errands, and helping with bathing, dressing, and grooming. These services help those with limited mobility due to age, illness, or injury maintain their independence in the home by keeping the home environment clean, safe, and welcoming. Those utilizing homemaking services do not have to exert as much energy doing daily tasks, allowing them to focus on what they enjoy while reducing their risk for task-related injury.
Home health service workers, however, are trained to monitor client health, keep track of nutrition, hydration, exercise, and mental health on top of general homemaking services. They can help turn bed-bound clients, aid in movement for those with mobility challenges, and foster communication between the client, their family, and healthcare providers. The severity of your or your loved one’s needs will help determine whether homemaking services or a home health aide are the best fit.
Working with placement services like AmeriCare or AAACare of Columbus, OH can help guide your decision making and help you find the best solution for you and your loved ones. There are many resources available to veterans to help cover the cost of these kinds of services. You can use resources like VeterenAid.org to verify eligibility for VA Aid & Attendance Pension benefits.
Our service men and women have given so much and it’s only right we all seek to provide the very best life possible for them when they return and as they age. If you are interested in learning more about in-home services for veterans, please contact us today to start the conversation.