VA AID and ATTENDANCE PENSION
Did you know the VA will help pay for an Aide or Caretaker to come into the home to care for a Veteran, Veteran's Spouse, or a Widowed Spouse of a Veteran? The Aid or Caretaker CAN be a family member as long as they are not living in the home.
The benefits of private retirement homes
Every year, a large number of people retire. To ensure a decent old age, it is important to determine where and how to spend your time. A nursing home can be a good option if chosen correctly.
Types of nursing homes
There are two types of nursing homes for the elderly in our country: public and private. The first option is financed and managed by the state, while the second is run by private companies. The living conditions of people depend on the availability of funds, management and geographical location of the institution.
Advantages of Private Nursing Homes
Private facilities have a number of advantages over public facilities. These include a high level of attention to people's needs and the ability to provide skilled medical care. Residents can consult narrow specialists, the rehabilitation treatment of the elderly with a variety of injuries, vascular and heart disease. Private institutions accept bedridden patients, the elderly with diseases that cannot be cured, the disabled of different groups. A warm, homely atmosphere is created for the residents with caring caregivers and doctors. They introduce them to other elderly people and help them establish social contacts.
A big plus is the beautifully decorated interiors and surroundings of private nursing homes. They are tastefully and elegantly designed, which allow the elderly to enjoy a pleasing mix of colors, decorations, and landscaping. At the same time, the rooms and walk-in spaces give a sense of peace and comfort. Repairs are done in a timely manner - no cracks or faulty plumbing, unlike in state-run facilities.
Nutrition for the elderly is carefully thought out and tailored to the individual characteristics of the body. Depending on their state of health, they are fed several times a day with delicious and healthy food, carefully prepared by local chefs. Only quality and fresh products are used. Drinking water and fruits are readily available. If necessary, the elderly are assisted with meals.
Leisure activities are organized in an interesting and individualized way. Elderly people can read books, engage in spiritual practices, play board games, and gather together in lounges for joint conversations and discussions of current issues. Some facilities have arts and crafts groups: music, drawing, knitting, and more. Various groups can come to the nursing home with concerts and performances.
Sport in moderation is an important part of life in old age. In a private nursing home, seniors enjoy yoga, Pilates, biking, golf and other physical activities.
The choice in favor of a private nursing home is obvious, as it gives residents the highest level of care.
WHAT NURSING HOMES ARE LIKE
Youth cannot last forever, and therefore sooner or later everyone faces their own age-related problems or those of their relatives. Often seniors need help and care from others.
Time and energy are a very limited resource, and it is not always possible to combine work, self-development, rest and care for elderly relatives. The dependent situation makes the latter feel guilty for the inconveniences caused, and the former feel tired, irritable, and "imposed" debt. An unhealthy atmosphere is created at home, which leads to more problems and alienation.
Often relatives push back the thought of a nursing home for fear of being judged by others and feelings of guilt toward a relative. Nursing homes are associated in the minds of the average person with "almshouses," horrible conditions, and angry, cold staff, and to put an elderly relative in a nursing home is to betray them.
Not everywhere is it possible to give their elderly relatives the help they need and provide them with the care they deserve. In today's world, it is not easy to find the time and energy to be around, to monitor compliance with a special diet, to help around the house, to adhere to medical recommendations.
This is mostly true for those who live far away from their elderly parents and want to provide them with a decent old age. Then these people turn to private boarding houses for the elderly.
ADVANTAGES OF BOARDING HOUSES
In every city there are private boarding houses, where you can entrust your elderly family and friends. In doing so, you won't have to worry about whether your forgetful mother took her medication on time.
Round-the-clock monitoring of boarding house residents. Caregivers monitor compliance with doctor's recommendations.
Boarding house for the disabled
Private boarding houses have all the necessary equipment for the care of the elderly with disabilities, modern equipment and specialists. It is almost impossible to give such a person with disabilities at home. Boarding house for the disabled
This Aid and Attendance Pension will help pay the costs of assisted living also. The amount of money that the VA pays is determined according to income versus expenses ....whether it's a Veteran, a Couple, or a Widowed Spouse of a Veteran.
Generally, to qualify for this TAX FREE monthly pension from the VA , the Veteran must have served in the military during a period of war, had an honorable discharge, and assets cannot be in excess of $35,000 depending on whether it is a couple or single veteran or widowed spouse. The main home and auto are excluded from asset determination.
This Pension won't pay the utility bill, etc.... It is only for CARE or MEDICAL help.
If qualified, the Widowed Spouse of a Veteran could get as much as $998 month.
The Veteran could get $1554, and a Couple could get $1842.
This benefit is TAX FREE and is in addition to Social Security.
Be sure to call Azalea Manor to get more information about this VA Pension.
We have brochures, forms, contact information.....
and everything you need to get qualified.
Our GOAL is to remain in our own homes for as long as possible and move
to assisted living when the time comes or something traumatic occurs.
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