Oxford Services “Helping those who served”

There are an estimated 17 million veterans living who served our country in wartime. These veterans have honored their families, our country and themselves by serving their country during a war period. As they age, they deal with many issues that affect older adults, including dealing with illness and long term care expenses.

For many veterans they are unaware that there is assistance available to help with these issues. The Veterans Administration offers Aid & Attendance Pension to veterans and their surviving spouses who are eligible for assistance for in home care, nursing home or assisted living costs.

Medicare and medical insurance do not cover hourly non-medical care in the home. Non-medical care services are usually paid for out of pocket and can cost $18 to $20 per hour. This includes assistance by a home care aid with activities of daily living that include dressing, bathing, meal preparation, light housekeeping, shopping, medication reminders and transportation.

This special pension benefit addresses the needs of veterans and their surviving spouses who have a non-service related disability and require regular assistance with their activities of daily living.

Veterans may be eligible if they have served 90 days or more on active duty with one day beginning or ending during a period of war and if they meet the income and asset requirements. The dates include:

World War II: 12-7-1941 to 12-31-1946
Korean Conflict: 6-27-1950 to 1-31-1955
Vietnam Era: 8-5-1964 to 5-7-1975
Persian Gulf War: 8-2-1990 to undetermined

Oxford Services can assist a veteran or surviving spouse to check if they qualify for the Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension program. There is no fee to the veteran or surviving spouse. If you qualify, Oxford Services can start companion home care in the comfort and safety of your own home. Oxford Services has been providing the best of care in the comfort of home in southern California since 1967. For more information please call   1-877-687-7317  or email at info@oxfordservices.com.