Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th to remember the sacrifices of those who served in the military protecting our freedoms. As Americans, we owe them and their families a huge debt of gratitude and respect. That’s why no Veteran should ever have to worry about receiving proper care as they age. Although Vets are used to giving to others, they may require help as they get older. Home care is one of the best options as it allows Vets to remain safely in their homes while maintaining as much independence as possible. Fortunately, there are various types of home healthcare services available, so you can find the one that best suits you or a loved ones’ needs.
Operated by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), home telehealth is an appealing option for many Veterans. While still under the diligent care of a healthcare team, they receive virtual monitoring using equipment set up in the home and can be continuously checked. On occasion, there may be a need for a healthcare worker to visit the house, but the care is primarily provided remotely. As the nation’s largest telehealth provider, VA is developing innovative new technologies and leading groundbreaking digital health research across the country. The VA is dedicated to improving care through telehealth technology and digital health tools like My HealtheVet and VA Mobile Apps. In addition, numerous private companies can provide telehealth services as well.
Skilled Home Health Care
Skilled Home Health Care is for Veterans needing short-term care as they move from a hospital or nursing home back to their home. It can also be used to provide continuing care to people with ongoing needs. Skilled services can include skilled nursing, case management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, wound care, or IV antibiotics. However, do your homework before selecting a provider. Ensure the company is fully licensed and always ask for several references so you can speak directly with people who have utilized their services.
Hourly Home Care Services
Veterans may also be eligible for other home healthcare programs such as the Veterans Pension Benefit or the Aide & Attendance Allowance. These benefits provide the funds for Veterans and their surviving spouses who need personal care services and help with activities of daily living. Home care services include medication reminders, personal care, meal preparation, light housekeeping, companionship, transportation, respite care and private duty nursing. These services are provided by Home Health Aides, Certified Nursing Assistants, Registered Nurses and Licensed Professional Nurses.
At FirstLantic, we are proud to care for aging Veterans. The state of Florida has one of the highest military Veteran populations in America and since 2000, it has been our privilege to provide the highest caliber of service in Broward, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Martin Counties. FirstLantic offers many types of service If you or your loved one are looking for home health care in South Florida, whether hourly, daily, or overnight, call us at 954-807-1798 or complete our online contact form.
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