Nu Care partners with Veterans Affairs to provide Care for Veterans in 2 separate programs:
Homemaker Home Health Aid Program
The Aid and Attendance Program.
Nu Care takes pride in providing “The Best” Quality Care for our Veteran Community to live at home as long as possible. Each of our caregivers goes through a strict hiring process and is screened above and beyond basic state requirements to be able to provide in home care for our Veteran clients.
Homemaker and Home Health Aide Program
The purpose of this program is to provide a limited hour of home-care to support Veterans who are accepted to this program and primarily home-bound. Registered Nurses will make the assessment and the hours will be authorized by the VA office. These assessments will be done semi-annually to keep up with condition changes. (Hours may be adjusted up or down by the program Administration)
“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. They are not nurses, but they are supervised by a registered nurse who will help assess the Veteran's daily living needs.”
This program is for Veterans who need skilled services, case management and help with activities of daily living. Examples include help with bathing, dressing, fixing meals or taking medicines. This program is also for Veterans who are isolated or their caregiver is experiencing burden. Homemaker and Home Health Aide services can be used in combination with other Home and Community Based Services.
Services offered by the program include:
- Bed Mobility (Positioning)
- Transferring ó Incontinent Assistance
- Light Housekeeping
- Assistance with Walking
- Meal Preparation
- Help with using the telephone and other communication devices
- Accompaniment to Public Transportation per Agency Policy
- Reports to Family Members Regarding any Changes in Condition
All cases are assessed by one of our Registered Nurses and reviewed every 90 days to maintain the best possible match of trained caregivers we can provide.
Aid & Attendance (A&A)
Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension (see last page for some eligibility outlines) and require the aid and attendance of themselves or another person may be eligible for additional monetary payment. These benefits are paid in addition to monthly pension, and they are not paid without eligibility to Pension.
Since Aid and Attendance allowances increase the pension amount, people who are not eligible for a basic pension due to excessive income may be eligible for pension at these increased rates. (A Veteran or surviving spouse may not receive Aid and Attendance benefits and Housebound benefits at the same time.)
The Aid & Attendance (A&A) increased monthly pension amount may be added to your monthly pension amount if you require the aid of another person in order to perform personal functions required in everyday living, such as
- Attending to the wants of nature,
- Adjusting prosthetic devices
- Protecting yourself from the hazards of your daily environment
- You are bedridden, in that your disability or disabilities requires that you remain in bed apart from any prescribed course of convalescence or treatment
- You are a patient in a nursing home due to mental or physical incapacity
- Your eyesight is limited to a corrected 5/200 visual acuity or less in both eyes; or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less
Qualifications may include but not be limited to the following:
- 90 days active duty
- At least 1 day of active duty service during a war time
- Honorable or General discharge
- A chronic illness or condition – cannot drive
- Limited financial resources related to medical expenses
Eligible Wartime Periods
Under current law, VA recognizes the following wartime periods to determine eligibility for VA Pension benefits:
- Mexican Border Period (May 9, 1916 – April 5, 1917 for Veterans who served in Mexico, on its borders, or adjacent waters)
- World War I (April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918)
- World War II (December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946)
- Korean conflict (June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955)
- Vietnam era (February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975 for Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period; otherwise August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975)
- Gulf War (August 2, 1990 – through a future date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation)
If you think you may qualify for either or both of these programs please contact our VA specialist Lisa at (949) 427-2120 for more information.
We can assist you in processing your paperwork and providing care.