One of Parkwood Home Care’s most valuable home care services is our Veterans CARE program. This program is designed for seniors who have served in the military and now need live-in or hourly care. Here at Parkwood Home Care, we value and honor Canada’s veterans, and we understand that they have special challenges that are unique to them. That’s why our Veterans CARE program is designed to provide them with compassionate care that serves their individual needs through healthcare, companionship, and emotional support. Read on to learn more about how our Halifax home care services can help your loved one.
Veterans Have Unique Needs
Seniors who have served in the military often face unique challenges that other seniors may not have. These challenges may be emotional in nature, such as grief or PTSD from their time in the military, and aging often brings these difficult emotions back up. This means that they require care that is not just focused on providing them with quality healthcare but also giving them consistent emotional support that they can rely on to help them navigate these painful feelings.
Their challenges may also be physical in nature. Oftentimes, our veterans may have physical injuries or disabilities from their time serving in the military. These disabilities and injuries can create mobility issues that are exacerbated by their body naturally growing weaker as they grow older. Home care services that offer regular care are crucial to ensure that the veteran in your life can still live as independently as possible.
Who is eligible for Parkwood’s Veterans CARE program?
Veterans who qualify for the Veterans Independence Program are eligible for Parkwood Home Care’s Veterans CARE program. The Veterans Independence Program is a government-run program that is designed to give veterans the financial ability to receive quality care. The program provides annual, tax-free funding for veterans’ home care to veterans who have a qualified disability benefit, receive Prisoner of War Compensation, have qualified for the War Veterans Allowance, or are eligible for a Contract Bed (or Priority Access Bed) in a long-term care facility but cannot access one.
What do Parkwood’s home care services for veterans provide?
Parkwood’s Veterans CARE program provides qualifying veterans with health services that include:
- Health reminders
- Personal care (including bathing, incontinence care, and dressing)
- Posture positioning
- Walking and ambulation assistance
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s care
- Live-in care
No matter what health care needs your loved one has, we will create a personalized care plan as a part of our Veterans CARE program that addresses each individual need to ensure that they are getting the quality care that they deserve.
Aside from offering healthcare to your loved ones, our Veterans CARE program is designed to give the veteran in your life emotional support. Many seniors face things like loneliness and depression as a result of their life changing, and veterans are no different. Having someone they know come to care for them on a regular basis creates a sense of peace and comfort that allows them to feel as though they are being supported both physically and mentally by their caregivers.
As a family-run company, Parkwood Home Care knows how important quality home care services are for those you love. You want the peace of mind that comes with knowing they are being looked after by caregivers who are not only experts at what they do but will also treat your loved one with kindness and respect. At Parkwood Home Care, that is the standard to which we hold all of our employees and caregivers. We always strive to give your family the kind of care that we would give ours. If you want to learn more about how veterans home care can help your loved one, give us a call today.
Frequently Asked Questions about Veterans Care
Who is eligible for the home care for veterans’ program?
Any veteran who is eligible for the Veterans Independence Program qualifies for Parkwood Home Care’s Veterans program. If your loved one qualifies for the Veterans Independence Program, and you are interested in learning more about how home care can help them, contact us today.
Who qualifies for the Veterans Independence Program?
Veterans qualify for the Veterans Independence Program when they are eligible for a Contract Bed (or Priority Access Bed) in a long-term care facility but cannot access one, who have a qualified disability benefit, receive Prisoner of War Compensation, or have qualified for the War Veterans Allowance. Any senior who qualifies for the Veterans Independence Program is also eligible for Parkwood’s Veterans CARE program.
Why should I pick Parkwood Home Care for my loved one’s home care services?
Parkwood Home Care is a family-run, independently owned agency that prioritizes treating your family like our own. As a small agency, we can offer personalized care and quick response times to give your loved one the care they deserve.