Right at Home of Morris and Union Counties is proud to be an approved vendor of the VA. John Major, Owner of this family business, is a Vietnam Veteran himself, and understands the importance of caring for the men and women who have served their country.
Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit
Aid and Attendance is a benefit paid in addition to monthly pension. Benefits may be available for Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in bathing, dressing, meal preparation, medication monitoring, or other various activities of daily living. The benefit is available to individuals who reside in assisted living communities, personal care homes, skilled nursing facilities, and those receiving personal in-home care.
Are You Eligible?
Any War Veteran with 90 days of active duty with at least one day during active War time (WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf) is eligible.
A surviving spouse of a War Veteran may be eligible if he/she remained married to the Veteran until his/her time of death and has not remarried. The only exception to this rule is if the remarriage took place after January 1, 1971 and ended before November 1, 1990.
The individual must also meet medical, service and financial qualifications.
Free Home Care (6 Hours Weekly)
All VA Medical Centers offer a wide range of home and community based care options. Among various Homemaker, Home Health Aide, and Respite services is a program that supplies the Veteran with 6 hours of free home care per week. The Veteran must be:
1. Enrolled in the VA Health Care System
2. Deemed eligible for Home Health Aide services
EMROLLMENT - A Veteran should call (973) 676-1000, Extension 2050, and request a registration form. Complete the form and return it to the VA. The VA will notify the Veteran when the form is received.
ELIGIBILITY - After the VA has received the formit is necessary to see a VA doctor and request Home Care services. In Northern NJ there are 3 clinics where the Veteran can schedule a doctor visit:
- East Orange VA Center - 973-676-0180
- Lyons VA Center - 908-647-0180
- Morristown Clinic - 9973-539-9791
If deemed eligible for Home Care services, the doctor will generate a referral and pass it on to the VA Public Health Nursing Group. The Veteran will be contacted by the VA concerning approved services and starting dates. The Veteran can request which Home Care Agency they want to work with. Right at Home is a VA Approved Vendor (License # 223633837), and is an active participant in the program.
To learn more about home care contact Right at Home, Morris and Union Counties at (973)701-9832.
Visit the Department of Veteran's Affairs here: www.va.gov
To find out if you are eligible for Veterans Aid and Attendace Benefit, contact Evan Kaltman at Veterans Home Care at (888)-411-8033. www.veteranshomecare.com