Our compassionate, dedicated and trustworthy caregivers are available to provide homemaking and companionship services such as grocery shopping, running errands, meal planning or just a friendly visitor to provide companionship and social stimulation. Research shows that for those living with a chronic illness and/or debility related to the normal aging process, remaining at home is by far the first choice and is often the best option overall for physical and mental well- being.
Cranberry Home Care provides in-home private duty care services for veteran seniors and their surviving spouses.
Certain veterans may qualify for financial assistance with activities of daily living like eating, bathing, dressing, continence (using the toilet), mobility (transferring, walking), and grooming.
Personal Care Services provide assistance with more intimate types of care. This includes all of the activities of daily living: (ADLs)
Personal care services keep seniors in their own homes longer by preventing illness and the worsening of long-term medical conditions.
To learn more, contact the Massachusetts Department of Health Site.
There are many eligible services offered through the VA – The below list is not all inclusive.
Help with Activities of Daily Living
Activities of daily living (ADLs) are routine self-care activities that people tend to every day without needing assistance. There are six basic ADLs: eating, bathing, dressing, continence (using the toilet), mobility (transferring, walking), and grooming. Home care agencies provide aides who can assist those who need help with activities of daily living. Aid and Attendance helps wartime veterans and spouses pay for help with activities of daily living.
In 1952 Congress passed Title 38 of the United States Code authorizing certain benefits for veterans. One of these benefits is the Non-Service Connected Pension, with “Aid and Attendance.” It is also known as simply “Aid and Attendance” or “Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit” or “Aid and Attendance Pension” or “Improved Pension with Aid and Attendance.”
In March 1989, during President George H. W. Bush’s presidency, the Veterans Administration (VA) was elevated to a cabinet-level executive department. The Veterans Administration was then renamed the Department of Veterans Affairs, and continued to be known as VA. Today the VA is comprised of three basic branches: the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the Veterans Benefits Administration and the National Cemetery Administration (NCA).
The Veterans Benefits Administration, a branch of the VA, provides monthly payments to certain wartime veterans with financial need, and their survivors. This pension is available if you (the veteran) or a surviving spouse of a veteran, meet certain criteria.
The Aid and Attendance amount is available for those who need the “aid and attendance” of another person for their routine daily living activities on a long-term basis.
A simple way to determine if you are eligible is to start with the three main qualifications or “must-haves” for the VA Pension with Aid and Attendance:
1) Military: Are you a veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran who served at least 90 days on active duty, at least one day during wartime, with an honorable or general discharge? (Persian Gulf War veterans must have two years of active duty or the full period for which they were called for active duty.)
2) Medical: Do you have a non-service-connected medical condition causing you to need assistance with activities of daily living?
3) Money: Do you have a net worth of, or less than, $130,773 (limit established by Congress 12.1.2020)? A primary residence and auto are not counted as part of net worth. Ongoing non-reimbursable medical and long-term care expenses may reduce your countable income.
Did you serve during one of the VA Defined War Periods?
During the time you are awaiting VA approval of your application, Cranberry Home Care will begin providing in-home care services such as: Help with bathing, toileting & dressing, Companionship, Medication reminders, Escorted transportation to appointments and social outings, Grocery Shopping & Errands, Meal preparation, planning and assistance feeding, Light housekeeping including laundry
VCC will monitor your application’s progress, and assist with any additional correspondences until your pension is approved.