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Veterans Home Care Overview

Saint Louis, MO
51 to 200 employees
2003
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Our exclusive VetAssist® Program helps veterans, or their surviving spouses, apply for a little-known Department of Veterans Affairs benefit to pay for assistance with activities of daily living. After the file is submitted, we provide home care while the VA ... Read more

Mission: To assist veterans who protected our freedom to stay in their homes and live with dignity.

Veterans Home Care – Why Work For Us?


Our Mission:  To assist veterans who protected our freedom to stay in their homes and live with dignity

Our exclusive VetAssist® Program helps veterans, or their surviving spouses, apply for a little-known Department of Veterans Affairs benefit to pay for assistance with activities of daily living. After the file is submitted, we provide home care while the VA reviews the claim.

We provide a 0% loan so services can begin immediately. The loan is reimbursed by funds from the VA upon approval of the benefit.

The VetAssist Program also furnishes continuing customer service and on going compliance monitoring, all with no out-of-pocket costs.

Our Story

Veterans Home Care was founded in 2003, after Edith Sperling, mother of our founder, Bonnie Laiderman, passed away from cancer. Late in Edith’s illness, Bonnie learned of a Department of Veterans Affairs pension known as “Aid & Attendance.” It helps veterans or their surviving spouses receive personal care services to help them retain their quality of life and stay in their homes.

Edith was the widow of a Korean War veteran and would have qualified, but by the time Bonnie applied for the pension on her mother’s behalf, it was too late.

Edith passed before the approval process was complete. Bonnie vowed to help make this pension available to as many deserving veterans as she could, and Veterans Home Care was born.

15 Years Experience Helping Veteran Families

At Veterans Home Care, we’re dedicated to helping veterans who have proudly served their country, or their surviving spouses, get the benefits they deserve.

  • We help you determine if you qualify for the VA Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit.
  • We assist you to identify and obtain documents needed for the application.
  • We help you complete and submit the application to the VA.
  • We provide your home care right away.
  • We furnish an interest-free loan so you can pay for your home care while the VA processes your application.
  • We monitor your application’s progress and assist with responses to VA requests for additional information until your pension is approved.

Even after you receive your pension, our VetAssist® Program keeps working for you

  • We monitor your home care, to assure that you get the services you need, on a schedule that works for you.
  • We keep track of your medical expenses and help you stay in compliance with the VA, so you retain the maximum allowable pension amount.
  • We assist you to file any additional paperwork with the VA.
  • We’re always a phone call away if you have questions or concerns.

Getting the Care You Need

Veterans Home Care provides in-home care including:

  • Help with bathing
  • Help with dressing
  • Medication reminders
  • Transportation
  • Meal preparation
  • Transferring to and from bed
  • Personal care
  • Respite care
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Companionship
  • Additional services – including help to access other community resources to improve your quality of life.

About the VA Pension

About the Veterans Aid & Attendance Pension benefit

In 1952 Congress passed Title 38 of the United States Code, creating what we now call the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and authorizing benefits for veterans. One of these benefits is the Non-Service Connected Pension, with “Aid & Attendance.” (Veterans Aid & Attendance Pension benefit.)

Even though the pension has been around for 60 years, very few people know about it or understand how it works. Veterans Home Care has more than 15 years’ experience successfully helping veteran families apply for and receive the pension. 

Eligibility

Do You Have the “3-Ms”?

  1. Military: Are you a veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran who served at least 90 days on active duty, at least one day during wartime*, with an honorable discharge?
  2. Medical: Do you have a non service-connected medical condition causing you to need assistance with activities of daily living?
  3. Money: Do you have limited income and assets? (Your home and car are exempt.)

Did you serve during one of the *VA Defined War Periods?

  • World War II: Dec 7, 1941-Dec. 31, 1946
  • Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950-Jan. 31, 1955
  • Vietnam Era: Aug. 5, 1964-May 7, 1975 For veterans who served Feb. 28, 1961-Aug 5, 1964, must have served “in country” (Vietnam).
  • Persian Gulf War: Aug 2, 1990- date to be prescribed by Presidential proclamation or law. Must have served active duty for 2 years.

We have a vast network of more than 2,700 home care agencies including some of the most reputable home care providers across the nation affiliated with Visting Angels, Home Instead, Synergy, Griswold and Maxim.

The VetAssist® Program adds value to their client relationships. There’s no cost to an agency to become a VetAssist® Program Partner – and we do all the work! It couldn’t be simpler:

  • Home care agencies refer clients to Veterans Home Care and we help with the VA pension application;
  • We keep home care agencies informed of progress and let them know when the application goes to the VA so they can begin care;
  • Agency caregivers begin home care; Veterans Home Care handles client invoicing and regularly pays the home care agency for all the services provided to “Aid & Attendance” clients.

VetAssist® Program Partner = Value to Your Home Care Agency

  • Increased volume of clients, including many who could not otherwise afford your quality services;
  • Payment for your services, with reduced financial risk to you;
  • Administrative cost savings.

The VetAssist® Program = Value to Clients

  • Assistance with complicated VA application process;
  • Access to quality home care with no up-front costs, and without waiting for pension payments to begin;
  • The comfort of remaining in their own homes and living with dignity.

Veterans Home Care Reviews

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  • "Hands down, the BEST Job I've ever had!"

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    I have been working at Veterans Home Care full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    ~The end result of our efforts is a lifetime of help for veterans & their spouses! That is the biggest Pro of them all!
    ~Each day and family are different so there is never a dull moment
    ~Lots of opportunity for personal and professional growth
    ~True "Open Door" Policy - Leadership is approachable, open to ideas from their staff and has proven time and time again to have the best interest of their employees & clients in mind.

    Cons

    Every job and business has its challenges. VHC is no different in that regard, but it is honestly very hard for me to come up with what I would define as a con or drawback. I guess the only negative experience that comes to mind is when we have to tell a deserving veteran or spouse that we are unable to assist them through our VetAssist Program due to a component of the eligibility criteria that he or she doesn't meet. Those are always very hard conversations to have.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Remain on the cutting edge of things! I love the changes we've made over the past couple of years and especially more recently.

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Veterans Home Care Photos

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Veterans Home Care photo of: The Florida Team at the 2017 Bootcamp
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Veterans Home Care Awards & Accolades

  • Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics, Better Business Bureau, 2017
  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Above and Beyond Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), 2017
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. 5000, 2009
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. 5000, 2010
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. 5000, 2011
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