Our veterans have dedicated their lives to serving our country, and as they age, they deserve specialized care and support. Recognizing the unique needs of elderly veterans is crucial in providing them with the best care possible. Whether it’s assistance with daily activities, skilled nursing, or therapy, there are numerous services available to ensure our veterans receive the best care possible.
Understanding the Unique Needs of Elderly Veterans
Veterans in their later years may encounter specific challenges that set them apart from the broader aging community. Their military service could have subjected them to experiences related to toxic exposures, potentially resulting in conditions such as PTSD. Furthermore, service-related physical injuries might have enduring implications, necessitating tailored VA health care as they advance in age. Acknowledging these distinct requirements is pivotal in guaranteeing they are provided with the appropriate VA benefits and support.
CareAparent’s Commitment to Veterans
At CareAparent, we recognize the sacrifices our veterans have made and are committed to providing them with top-notch care. If you or a loved one is a veteran seeking in-home care, we offer a variety of services through the Veteran’s Administration (VA). These services range from skilled nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy, to respite care, house cleaning, meal preparation and companionship. We create a personalized plan tailored to each of our veteran clients’ needs, all of which can be accessed using VA Benefits. The enrollment and establishment process is straightforward, and CareAparent is always available to guide you through it.
In-home Services Offered by CareAparent
- Skilled Care: This is for veterans who require skilled services from licensed professionals such as skilled nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
- Respite Care: Respite care is incredibly beneficial for veterans who need assistance with daily activities, but the primary family caregiver feels overwhelmed or stressed. This service is intended to provide a break for the primary family caregiver and allow everyone to experience more peace of mind.
- Personal Care: Our Caregivers are trained professionals who assist veterans with their daily activities. They are not nurses but are supervised by registered nurses to ensure the client’s daily needs are met. This service is ideal for veterans who require assistance with activities like bathing, dressing, or meal preparation, especially if they feel isolated or their caregiver feels burdened or not capable.
We’re dedicated to offering specialized care tailored to veterans’ unique needs. Learn more about our dedicated Veterans services here.
Tips for Families and Caregivers
- Stay Informed: Understand the unique challenges faced by elderly veterans. This knowledge will help in providing the best care possible.
- Seek Specialized Care: Organizations like CareAparent offer services tailored to the needs of veterans. Utilize these resources to ensure your loved one receives the best care.
- Tap into Available Resources: From the VA to Military OneSource, numerous resources are available for elderly veterans. Stay updated on these resources and ensure your loved one is benefiting from them.
- Prioritize Mental Health: Recognize the signs of PTSD and other mental health challenges. Seek professional help if needed.
Additional Resources for Veterans
- Veterans Linkage Line (LinkVet): This is a toll-free customer service line and website staffed by specialists trained by the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. They can assist with all veterans benefits, both state and federal.
- Veterans Crisis Hotline
- 📞 1-888-LinkVet
- Veterans Crisis Line: This is a lifeline for veterans in crisis. It connects them and their families with qualified, caring responders from the Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s a confidential toll-free hotline, with online chat and text options available.
- 📞 Dial 988, then press 1
- or Text 838255
- Wounded Warrior Project: This organization provides free programs and services to veterans to fill the gaps of government programs, services, and benefits.
- Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota (DAV MN): DAV MN assists veterans in obtaining benefits from various programs, including VA disability compensation, rehabilitation programs, education programs, and more.
Our veterans have given so much to our country, and as they age, it’s our responsibility to ensure they receive the care and support they deserve. By understanding their unique needs and tapping into available resources, we can ensure our veterans live their golden years with dignity and grace.
CareAparent is a community provider contracted through the Veteran’s Administration and can provide Veteran Care through a referral process from you or your loved one’s primary Care Physician. For a free consultation, contact us either by phone: 651.702.HOME (4663) or on our website, and let’s discuss how we can best support your needs!