Veterans Care

In-Home Care Orlando

Veterans Care

Trusted In-Home Care for Veterans: Approved by the VA

Assisting Hands Home Care is your trusted provider of VA-approved in-home care for senior veterans. As compassionate professionals, we specialize in offering personalized assistance to enhance quality of life for both veterans and their spouses. Our dedicated caregivers provide a range of services, including daily support, meal preparation, housekeeping, and transportation. With approximately 76 million baby boomers who are veterans, we understand the importance of VA programs and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). To explore how we can assist you or your senior loved one, please contact us for a confidential discussion.

Qualifying for VA Home Health Aide (HHA) and Homemaker Program

Our VA Home Health Aide (HHA) and Homemaker Program ensures veteran eligibility to receive up to 12 hours of home health care each week. To determine eligibility and suitability for this program, an evaluation for geriatric extended care (GEC) is conducted by one of our VA Administration registered nurses (RN), social workers (SW), or medical doctors (MD). Meeting the following criteria is essential for program qualification:

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Dependency - We assess the veteran’s dependency on assistance for three or more activities of daily living (ADLs). These fundamental self-care tasks include bathing, dressing, eating, mobility, toileting, and grooming.

Significant Cognitive Impairment - In addition to ADL dependency, we evaluate the veteran’s level of cognitive impairment that affects memory, decision-making, problem-solving, and overall cognitive functioning.

By offering the VA Home Health Aide and Homemaker Program, we aim to provide the vital support and assistance eligible veterans require. Our goal is to enhance their quality of life and promote their wellbeing while ensuring they can continue living comfortably in their own homes.

VA Respite Program

The VA Respite Program provides temporary home care and respite care services for veterans. To qualify, applicants must undergo a comprehensive interdisciplinary assessment by a team of social workers, doctors, and nurses. To be eligible, veterans must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrating three or more dependencies in activities of daily living (ADL)
  • Showing significant cognitive impairment

VA Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance

In addition to the VA Respite Program, eligible veterans and survivors can receive VA Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance. These benefits offer additional monthly payments for individuals who require assistance with daily activities or have limited mobility. To determine eligibility, consider the following criteria:

Assistance Required – Needing help with bathing, feeding, dressing, etc.

Housebound Status – Spending a significant amount of time confined to the home due to illness or disability

Nursing Home Resident – Residing in a nursing home due to physical or mental disability

Vision Impairment – Severe limitation of eyesight even with corrective lenses

To apply for VA Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits, submit a completed VA form or use VA Form 21-2680 (Examination for Housebound Status or Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance). Provide relevant evidence and details about your loved one’s daily routine and limitations.

Please note that Aid and Attendance benefits and Housebound benefits cannot be received simultaneously.

VA Form 10-10EZ

For VA health care services, veterans can utilize VA Form 10-10EZ. Enrolling in VA health care is necessary to receive care at VA health facilities or have coverage for care through an approved non-VA provider in the community.

Retired U.S. veterans eligible for VA medical benefits can access professional home care services provided by compassionate caregivers dedicated to veterans and their spouses. We’re committed to helping you make the best decisions for you and your loved one.