• Stockton, San Rafael, San Ramon

Home Care for Veterans in the Bay Area

As a U.S. military veteran, your senior parent or relative has done so much to serve and protect this country. As they age, you may find that someone who served as such a strong presence in your life is struggling with everyday activities and living on their own. It can be stressful to plan ahead and consider options that will help them in their golden years. Not to worry; J&M Homecare Services can help.

We’ve been providing quality home care for Veterans in East Bay, North Bay, and Central Valley regions of California since 2001. If your loved one is a veteran or surviving spouse, we can help them get the assistance and support they need right in their own home. Thanks to J&M Homecare Services, nursing homes and assisted living facilities are no longer your loved one’s only options.

We’re contracted providers of homecare services through the Department of Veteran Affairs (NPI# 1891239554)

Benefits of Home Care for Veterans in San Ramon, Stockton, and San Rafael

As veterans age, they may find it increasingly difficult to live independently. This can be due to age-related cognitive and mobility issues, as well as many long-term health issues caused by their years of service. For example, some veterans may have trouble managing their finances or performing Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as shopping, cooking, and cleaning. Home care for veterans can help those who wish to continue living independently get the support they need to live out their golden years at home, where they’ve created so many warm memories and where they feel most comfortable.

Oftentimes, family members will assume caregiving responsibilities for an elderly loved one. However, caregiving can be difficult for some families. Your loved one’s care needs may exceed the level of support you can provide. You may live too far away to reliably provide care. You may have other responsibilities you need to juggle. In situations like these, hiring a professional caregiver from J&M Homecare Services can provide reliable home care for veterans and surviving spouses and families relief and peace of mind.

Why Choose Home Care for Veterans from J&M Homecare Services?

Why do families choose home care for veterans from J&M Homecare Services? What sets us apart from other local agencies in Bay area is our commitment to creating personalized care plans for every client. We understand your loved one’s needs will be different from the other seniors we work with, so we’ll be sure to include the services your loved one truly needs with a schedule that works best for them. That way, your loved one will receive the personal care and support they need to live independently in their own home when they need it most.

Many families in the Bay area worry about their ability to afford home care for veterans. However, affording care from J&M Homecare Services can be made easy by looking into additional benefits, including:

  • The Veterans Pension program provides monthly payments to veterans who have served during wartimes, meet certain age or disability requirements, and whose income and net worth are within a certain limit as determined by Congress.
  • Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits from Veterans Affairs (VA) can help eligible veterans and surviving spouses pay for professional care at home. Aid and Attendance can be added to the monthly pension your loved one already receives through the VA in order to offset the cost of care. Your loved one will need to be recognized as a VA beneficiary in order to get Aid and Attendance benefits.
  • Approved vendors within the VA Community Care Network can provide home-based care to veterans. The number of hours that veterans can receive care through these vendors is determined by the authorization provided by the VA Care Manager to the home care company.

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We Assist Elderly Veterans With:

Planning and preparing meals, medication reminders, light housekeeping

Bathing, grooming, getting dressed, and incontinence.

Mobility and ambulation assistance, safety, moral support, companionship, and respite care for family caregivers.

Questions & Answers

  • VA Beneficiary Requirements

    Veterans who wish to be VA beneficiaries must have:

    • Served at least 90 consecutive days in the U.S. military
    • Served at least one day during a time of conflict
    • Been honorably discharged
    • Household liquid assets that do not exceed a total of $80,000
    • A doctor’s certification stating that the person in question is in need of assistance due to medical reasons
    • A qualifying monthly income after medical expenses based on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs criteria

    Surviving spouses who wish to be beneficiaries:

    • Must be married and living with the veteran at the time of the veteran’s death and never remarried
    • Must be married to the veteran for at least one year or had children with the veteran
  • Requirements for Qualifying for Veterans Pension

    In order to qualify for Veterans Pension, you must:

    • Have not received a dishonorable discharge while serving
    • Have an annual income or net worth within a certain limit

    One of these must be true regarding your service:

    • You started on active duty before September 8, 1980, and you served at least 90 days on active duty with at least 1 day during wartime, or
    • You started on active duty as an enlisted person after September 7, 1980, and served at least 24 months or the full period for which you were called or ordered to active duty (with some exceptions) with at least 1 day during wartime, or
    • You were an officer and started on active duty after October 16, 1981, and you hadn’t previously served on active duty for at least 24 months

    One of the following must also be true:

    • You are at least 65 years old
    • You have a permanent and total disability
    • You reside in a long-term care facility or nursing home due to a disability
    • You’re currently receiving Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income
  • Aid and Attendance Eligibility Requirements

    To be eligible for Aid and Attendance benefits, veterans and surviving spouses must:

    • Require assistance with Activities of Daily Living
    • Be bedridden or unable to move without assistance
    • Be a patient in a nursing home
    • Have specific vision limitations (5/200 visual acuity or less in both eyes or concentric contraction because of a permanent disability)

    To qualify for Housebound benefits, veterans must spend most of their time at home due to a permanent disability. You may not collect Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits at the same time.

  • Are You Eligible for Care from the VA Community Care Network?

    If you’d like to determine whether you can be eligible for subsidized home-based care from the VA Community Care Network, you can:

    • Contact your primary care physician or social worker through the VA and request a Community Care Network Home Evaluation
    • Once you’re determined to be eligible, your primary care physician or social worker will assign you a VA case manager to perform a Care Needs Evaluation
    • Once you’re able to select a provider, you can choose J&M Homecare Services as your care provider
  • J&M Homecare Services, Proud Member of the VA Community Care Network and East Bay Veterans Community Partnership

    Did you know that J&M Homecare Services is part of the East Bay Veterans Community Partnership (EBVCP)? The EBVCP was created to raise awareness of issues that affect veterans, educate the community on topics related to veteran-centric care and fostering relationships between community members and veterans.

    We are also a member of the VA Community Care Network, meaning we can provide free home care for veterans who qualify for these benefits! Our NPI is #1891239554

  • What Are Veterans Community Partnerships?

    Veterans Community Partnerships (VCPs) are designed to unite veterans, caregivers, VA facilities, and community health care providers in order to provide essential resources for veteran’s care. These partnerships aim to increase communication, improve coordination of care services, develop contacts between VA and community organizations, provide education on important VA resources, and so much more.

  • Where Can I Find More Information About Home Care Benefits for Veterans?

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