November 02, 2012 // Franchising.com // CINCINNATI – One in three seniors in the United States is a veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran. Every day, many of these men and women go without the health care they need simply because of lack of information or assistance. Recognizing this, Home Helpers, one of the nation’s leading senior care franchises specializing in comprehensive home healthcare services and companionship, has teamed up with Veterans Care Coordination to provide an easier path for veterans and surviving spouses to receive the benefits to which they are entitled and the home care they deserve.
“The number one challenge many Americans face is how they will pay for the care they need,” said Emma Dickison, president of Home Helpers, Caring Hearts and Direct Link. “What many veterans and their spouses do not realize is that they may be eligible for up to $24,228 per year of tax-free money to pay for home care services. Through our partnership with Veterans Care Coordination, we are able to assist qualifying veterans and their spouses apply for and obtain the Aid and Attendance Benefit through the Department of Veterans Affairs to help cover their medical expenses, including Home Helpers home care services.”
According to Kyle Laramie, president of Veterans Care Coordination, “What makes this partnership unique is the fact that we can offer interest-free loan assistance to clients that cannot afford the up-front, out-of-pocket expense that is required. Our company assists seniors in their qualification for the benefit, reducing the stress commonly associated with applying for assistance. We are thrilled to partner with a respected organization such as Home Helpers to provide our veterans with the benefits to which they are entitled.”
Home Helpers provides comprehensive home healthcare services for seniors, new and expectant mothers, those recovering from illness or injury and individuals facing lifelong challenges. Caregivers work with clients one-on-one to tailor flexible care plans to meet their specific needs and budgets, with services such as local transportation, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders and bathing, among others.
“At Home Helpers, we respect our veterans and the sacrifice they have made for our country, and we are honored to provide them with the affordable home care they deserve,” Dickison said.
For more information about Home Helpers, visit www.HomeHelpers.CC.
For more information about Veterans Care Coordination, visit www.veteranscarecoordination.com.
Founded in 1997, Cincinnati-based Home Helpers is one of the nation’s leading senior care franchises specializing in comprehensive home healthcare services and companionship for seniors, new and expectant mothers, those recovering from illness or injury and individuals facing lifelong challenges. Home Helpers currently has a presence in more than 600 communities across North America and is seeking qualified franchise candidates in strategic communities throughout the country. Home Helpers was recently ranked the #1 Senior Care Franchise and “Best of the Best” by Entrepreneur magazine for the fifth straight year and continues to lead the way in the senior care industry. Home Helpers is affiliated with Direct Link® Help At The Touch Of A Button, a national provider of medical alert units, including 24-hour personal emergency response systems, an automated medication dispenser and vital signs monitoring units that enable seniors to feel safer and live independently at home for longer than might otherwise be possible. Home Helpers does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of religion, race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age or sexual preference in connection with employment or acceptance, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities. For more information on Home Helpers and franchising opportunities, visit the company’s Web site at www.HomeHelpers.CC.
Found in 2011 by entrepreneur Kyle Laramie, Veterans Care Coordination, LLC (VCC) is headquartered in Lake St. Louis, MO. Its mission is to educate and advocate on behalf of veterans, spouses and surviving spouses to help them apply for the Aid and Attendance Pension benefit through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans Care Coordination coordinates access to the highest quality home care services to assist seniors in their qualification for the benefit and to ensure they maintain their independence in their home as long as possible. VCC helps older veterans and their families receive the benefits that they have earned. The company strives to assist this group with the same honor and integrity with which they served their country – those who served yesterday, benefit today.
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