VA Homemaker and Home Health Aide Care
VA Program Pays for Vets In-Home Caregivers.
The VA Homemaker and Home Health Aide program is for Veterans who need skilled services, case management and help with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as ambulation bathing, dressing, grooming, mobility, feeding and medication reminders.
Additionally, this program is designed to help Veterans that are isolated, or their family caregiver needs some support. Homemaker and Home Health Aide services can be used in combination with other Home and Community Based Services.
A Homemaker or Home Health Aide is a trained person who can come to a Veteran’s home and help the Veteran take care of himself and his daily activities. Homemakers and Home Health Aides are not nurses, but they are supervised by a registered nurse who will help assess the Veteran’s daily living needs. Homemaker Home Health Aides work for an organization like Homewatch CareGivers Northshore which has a contract with VA. A Caregiver, Homemaker or Home Health Aide can be used as an alternative to nursing home care, and as a way to get Respite Care at home for Veterans and their family caregiver. The home care services can help Veterans remain living in their own home and can serve Veterans of any age.
Who is Eligible for VA Homemaker Services?
Since Homemaker Home Health Aide services are part of a service within the VHA Standard Medical Benefits Package, all enrolled Veterans are eligible if they meet the clinical need for the service. A copay for Homemaker and Home Health Aide services may be charged based on your VA service-connected disability status. Homemaker Home Health Aide services can be used in combination with other Home and Community Based Services.
For more information visit North Chicago VA or the Veterans Administration Website for more information