Caregivers and Where to Find HelpMany disabled Veterans must rely on the assistance of a loved one or hired hand to complete common day to day tasks. Whether you are a caregiver looking for information or a Veteran in need of assistance, the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and VA (US Department of Veteran Affairs) have a lot of useful information and can help guide you in the right direction to getting the help you need. Additionally, the VA offers various programs for both facility and home-based care, including adult day care programs and at home primary care.
What is the adult day care program and how can it help?The adult day care program is for Veterans in need of skilled care services, case management and assistance with daily activities. During the day Veterans can take part in social/recreational activities and peer support groups. Not only will this help keep Veterans active and social, but also for loved ones who act as caregivers, it gives you the opportunity to continue your career, run errands, or to simply have a break.
Benefits: Medical and DisabilityThere are numerous disability benefit programs provided by the VA, for Veterans who return home unable to work. Whether it is due to a physical or mental service-related disability, you are eligible for some sort of compensation benefit. In addition to compensation for unemployable Vets, medical benefits are also provided for the Veteran and family. Where many are eligible there are still requirements that must be met for both disability and medical benefits. The primary for both requires you must have left service for any condition other than a dishonorable discharge. Additionally, for disability benefits your disability must be due to a service-related incident. For full lists of VA benefits or any questions you may have, you can call +1 (800) 827-1000 or visit the VA benefit’s web page. Other benefit programs include:
- Death Pension
- Indemnity Compensation
- Direct Deposit
- Disability Compensation
- Directions to VA Benefits Regional Offices
- Disability Pension
- Home Loan Guaranty
- Medical Care
- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment