Veteran’s Benefits Pay for Senior Care

Posted by Kia Crawford on March 14th, 2012 in Education | No Comments

Life planning is essential in today’s economy. The process can be difficult and overwhelming. It can be especially challenging when the time comes to research long term care options. Although, there are many factors to consider, affordability is often a key factor. Did you know that veterans and their spouses might qualify for financial assistance to pay for assisted living in Stockbridge, Ga. and across the country?

Veterans benefits as a financial resource is sometimes overlooked. Fortunately, our U.S government rewards our veterans who have bravely sacrificed their lives to protect our country. While there are several benefits offered to veterans, the Aid and Attendance pension is one that is often unknown. This pension gives additional monetary assistance to veterans and their spouses who are in need of personalized care. These individuals may need assistance with ADL’s (activities of daily living) or assistance with household items. Veterans Aid and Attendance can also cover individuals who are incapacitated in any way. Many families do not realize that spouses of veterans also qualify for this pension. This means if a veteran is completely independent and their spouse is not, monetary aid for care may be available for the spouse.

Assisted living communities such as Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Stockbridge, Ga. specialize in senior care needs. Indeed, assisted living communities are covered by the VA Aid and Attendance pension. There are eligibility requirements for specific monetary allowances, so speaking with a VA Benefits specialist would be necessary. Visit our Financial Options page on our website for more information on finding a local VA specialist who can help you, or give us a call at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Stockbridge, Ga. We will point you in the right direction.