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Veteran Care

Veteran Care Services in Bergen County, NJ

Dependable, Professional In-Home Care for Veterans

In the United States, the Census Bureau has identified around 19 million veterans who are 18 years old or older. Among these brave individuals, approximately 13 million are 50 years or older. As they continue to age gracefully, their desire for independence remains strong, often leading them to prefer the comfort of their own homes. However, they may require some assistance with their daily tasks.

Veteran Benefits for Home Care

Veterans may be eligible for VA benefits that cater to in-home care needs such as the VA Aid and Attendance or Housebound Allowance. These benefits can finance a multitude of home-based care services for veterans and their spouses. Always ensure you confirm eligibility for these benefits with the VA.

Dedicated Veterans Care in Bergen County & Fort Lee, NJ

In the heart of Bergen County, New Jersey, within the storied communities of Fort Lee and beyond, Homewatch CareGivers of Bergen offers a sanctuary of support and care for our nation's heroes. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by veterans and their families, our mission is to provide unparalleled veterans care, ensuring they receive the respect, dignity, and compassion they deserve. Our dedicated services are a testament to our commitment to enhancing the quality of life for veterans, with personalized care plans that address their specific needs. Customized to meet the unique needs of each veteran, addressing physical health, emotional support, and social engagement, including specialized dementia care for veterans experiencing cognitive challenges.

Why Veterans Care?

Veterans carry the pride of their service, along with the physical and emotional scars of their sacrifices. Providing specialized care that acknowledges their unique experiences is not just our duty; it's our honor. Our veterans care services include:

  • Tailored support that respects the individuality of each veteran.
  • Assistance with navigating VA Benefits and Eligibility, ensuring veterans receive all the support they're entitled to.
  • A comprehensive approach that encompasses physical health, emotional well-being, and social engagement..

Understanding VA Benefits Elgibility for Veterans Care

What Makes Me Elgible for VA Benefits?

Eligibility for VA benefits is primarily determined by service in the armed forces under conditions other than dishonorable. Veterans must have been called to active duty by a federal order and completed the entire period for which they were called or ordered to active duty. This criterion ensures that those who served their country in times of need have access to the benefits they've earned, including healthcare, which is an integral part of the veterans care services we provide in Bergen County and surrounding areas.

  • Active Duty Requirement: Serving on active duty means being called to serve by a federal order, a fundamental requirement for eligibility.
  • Completion of Service: Completing the full period for which you were called to active duty is essential for qualifying for VA benefits.

Why Might a Veteran Be Ineligible for VA Benefits

Despite many veterans' service and sacrifices, not all will meet the criteria for VA benefits eligibility. Understanding these reasons can help families better navigate the system and explore alternative care options if necessary.

  • Type of Discharge: The nature of the discharge significantly impacts eligibility. Veterans must have a discharge other than dishonorable to qualify for benefits.
  • Reserve and Guard Members: Generally, members of the Reserve and National Guard are not eligible for VA benefits unless they were called to active duty by a federal order and completed the full period of service. This distinction is crucial for families of Reserve and Guard members seeking veterans care services in areas like Englewood and Fort Lee, NJ.

What's the Difference Between 24-Hour Care and Veterans Care

24-Hour Care

  • Focus: Provides continuous assistance with daily living activities for individuals who require significant, ongoing help. This might include bathing, dressing, medication management, companionship, meals, and transportation.
  • Eligibility: Anyone in need of assistance with daily living activities can qualify for 24-hour care, regardless of veteran status.

Veterans Care

  • Focus: Offers a comprehensive range of healthcare and in-home care support services specifically tailored to veterans' needs. These can include medical care (physical and mental health), disability benefits, education assistance, housing assistance, and vocational rehabilitation.
  • Eligibility: Limited to veterans who meet specific criteria, such as minimum service time, discharge status, and disability rating. Veterans should contact the VA to determine their individual eligibility.

Question: My parent, a veteran, is showing signs of dementia. Can they receive both Veterans care and dementia care?

Answer: Absolutely! Veterans with dementia can benefit from both programs.

Veterans Care: Provides crucial medical care, including mental health services for dementia-related symptoms like anxiety or depression. 

  • Additionally, VA programs can offer assistance with daily living activities, potentially reducing the need for full-time live in care or 24-hour care.

Dementia Care: Provides specialized support tailored to the specific challenges of dementia & Alzheimer’s. This can include assistance with memory management, medication management, safety measures, and emotional support for both the veteran and their family. Dementia care services can be delivered at home, in assisted living facilities, or specialized memory care units.

 

Navigating VA Benefits and Eligibility with Compassion and Expertise

At Homewatch CareGivers of Bergen, we recognize the critical importance of VA benefits in providing comprehensive care for veterans. Our dedicated team is here to support families through the eligibility process, offering guidance and assistance in accessing the benefits veterans deserve. Whether it's helping with paperwork, providing information on eligibility criteria, or offering veterans care services tailored to the unique needs of those who served, we're committed to honoring our veterans with the respect and care they've earned.

  • Personalized Support: Our approach to veterans care includes personalized support in navigating the complexities of VA benefits and eligibility.
  • Expert Guidance: We offer expert guidance to veterans and their families, ensuring they have the information needed to make informed decisions about their care and benefits.

VA Benefits and Eligibility: Navigating Together

Understanding VA benefits and eligibility can be daunting for veterans and their families. Our team in Bergen County, including areas like Fort Lee and Englewood, NJ, stands ready to assist with:

  • Guidance on VA benefits, helping veterans and their families understand and access the support they deserve.
  • Assistance with the application process, ensuring no detail is overlooked.
  • Advocacy for veterans, ensuring they receive the recognition and benefits they've earned.

Bergen County, New Jersey & Fort Lee, NJ: A Community of Support

Our service areas, including the vibrant community of Fort Lee, NJ, offer an ideal backdrop for veterans care. These areas are known for:

  • A rich history of military significance, providing a sense of pride and belonging for veterans.
  • Community resources tailored to the needs of seniors and veterans, including healthcare, recreation, and support groups.
  • A scenic and peaceful environment that enhances the well-being of our veterans, making Bergen County and Fort Lee ideal for comfortable and dignified living.  
     

You can learn more about our veteran care services in Hackensack, Teaneck, and surrounding areas by reaching us at (201) 212-6012 or by contacting us online.

Your Local Veteran Home Care Provider: Homewatch CareGivers

At Homewatch CareGivers, we offer a comprehensive range of in-home care services tailored specifically for veterans and their families. Our philosophy revolves around involving the individual and their loved ones in every step of the decision-making process when it comes to their care. We strive to uphold this approach, ensuring that each person receives personalized and compassionate care that caters to their unique needs.

Our range of home care services for veterans includes:

Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs):

  • Assistance with movement to prevent bed sores and skin degradation
  • Bathing
  • Dressing and personal grooming
  • Ensuring safe, nutritious meals and hydration
  • Promoting safety in the bathroom, especially with toileting assistance

Assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs):

  • Planning, shopping, and preparing healthy meals
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Medication management
  • Assisting with technology setup for maintaining connections with loved ones
  • Secure transportation to appointments and social gatherings

This is the Homewatch CareGivers way- we are committed to bringing empowerment to our clients through personalized social engagements.

More In-Home Support for Veterans and Their Spouses

In numerous instances, a veteran’s spouse takes on the role of primary caregiver. When these caregivers face additional challenges or need some respite, Homewatch CareGivers is ready to step in with family caregiver support to lighten their load. Whether help is needed daily or occasionally, our empathetic and skilled caregivers are prepared to cater to your household needs.

The Pillars of Our Veterans Care

Our approach to veterans care is built on:

  • Personalized Care Plans: Customized to meet the unique needs of each veteran, addressing physical health, emotional support, and social engagement.
  • Medication Management: Ensuring the safe and accurate administration of medications, a critical aspect of veterans care, especially for those managing chronic conditions or the effects of service-related injuries.
  • Engagement and Activity: Encouraging participation in activities that promote mental and physical health, tailored to the interests and abilities of each veteran.  
     

Fort Lee, New Jersey: Embracing Our Veterans

Fort Lee, NJ, part of our service area, stands out for its commitment to community and senior well-being. It offers:

  • Access to premier healthcare facilities and specialists, catering to the diverse needs of veterans.
  • A calendar full of cultural and recreational activities, providing opportunities for socialization, leisure, and community engagement.
  • Senior-friendly amenities and services, ensuring veterans have access to everything they need for a fulfilling life.

Join Us in Honoring Our Veterans

Choosing Homewatch Caregivers of Bergen for veterans care means selecting a partner who understands the value of service and the importance of respect and dignity in care. Let us show you the difference compassionate, specialized care can make for the veterans in your life.

After discussing the array of veterans care services available, including specialized dementia care, we're proud to extend our support to veterans in Hackensack, NJ. Hackensack, a vibrant town in Bergen County, is not only rich in history but also stands as a beacon of community and healthcare innovation. Known for its central location and the Hackensack University Medical Center, one of the state's largest healthcare facilities, Hackensack offers veterans access to exceptional medical care. This, combined with a variety of cultural, recreational, and support services, makes it an ideal place for veterans seeking comprehensive care and community engagement

Take the First Step Towards Compassionate Veterans Care

Reach out to Homewatch CareGivers of Bergen today to explore how our veterans care services can support your loved one in Bergen County, including Fort Lee and Englewood, NJ. Discover the peace of mind that comes from knowing your veteran is receiving the care they deserve, surrounded by a community that honors their service.


 

Contact Homewatch CareGivers of Bergen online or by phone at (201) 212-6012 to learn more about our Veteran Care Services. 

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