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Veterans Care

A Mission to Serve Our Veterans

As a veteran, you made sacrifices for our country. You were there for us when we needed you, now let us be there for you. Many veterans are unaware of the Veterans Aid & Attendance benefit. This benefit provides qualifying veterans and surviving spouses a pension amount issued by the VA that allows for eligible candidates and their surviving spouses to access non-medical in-home care services. This is but one of many possible benefits that senior veterans may have available to them from state and national programs.

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A Custom Care Plan Based on Your Needs

Right at Home North Barrington's professional caregiving team will work with you to create a customized care plan based on your personal needs and match you with a caring and compatible caregiver. All of our caregivers are insured and bonded, and go through rigorous interviews, background checks, and professional training to ensure they meet our high standards of service and compassion. Right at Home provides the right care, when and where you need it.
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Veterans Aid & Attendance Schedule of Benefits

Surviving Spouse

2021 Monthly Benefit

2021 Annual Benefit

Single Veteran

2021 Monthly Benefit

2021 Annual Benefit

Married Veteran

2021 Monthly Benefit

2021 Annual Benefit


Eligibility for Pension Aid and Attendance

  • Veterans, veteran spouses, or a surviving spouse of a veteran
  • 90 days active duty with one day during a wartime period
  • Honorably discharged from the military
  • A non-service-related medical condition
  • Asset requirements (excludes home & car)
  • Meet ratio of income to medical expenses

Wartime Periods That Qualify for Benefits

  • World War II — 12/7/1941 to 12/31/1946
  • Korean Conflict — 6/27/1950 to 1/31/1955
  • Vietnam War Era — 2/28/1961 to 5/7/1975 in Republic of Vietnam
  • Vietnam War Era — 8/5/1964 to 5/7/1975 outside Republic of Vietnam
  • Persian Gulf War — 8/2/1990 to TBD

You May Qualify for $29,172* Annually for Services Like:

We communicate with your healthcare providers on a regular basis to ensure your recovery is progressing as expected and notify them of any changes in your condition to head off any potential complications.
Discharge assistance
We get you home from the hospital, settled in and comfortable, so you can get started healing.
Medication reminders
Managing new medications is an important part of your recovery. Our caregivers make sure you take the medication you need, when you need it.
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If getting to the pharmacy, grocery store or appointments is a challenge, your recovery could be at risk. We provide transportation to get you where you need to be, so you can stay where you want to be: right at home.
Coordinate appointments
After a hospitalization, there can be a flurry of new appointments. Whether you need follow-up appointments with your general practitioner, a new specialist or a physical therapist, count on us to help you keep it all organized.
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Meal preparation
Nutritious meals are vital to a successful recovery. If you have been prescribed a new diet, let us help. Our caregivers prepare nutritious meals for any diet — even special diets for conditions such as diabetes or congestive heart failure.
Your focus is on your recovery, not housework. Our caregivers take care of typical daily chores, such as vacuuming, washing dishes and cleaning the bathroom.
You may be a little unsteady on your feet as you regain your strength. We can help prevent falls and assist you with movement and walking.
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Bathing, dressing and toileting can be difficult. Let our caregivers help you maintain your independence while recovering.

BACOA Day Out Program on Veterans Day

Lynne O’Malley, our Community Liaison, along with our friends from ProMedica for a Pinning Ceremony at Bacoa’s Day Out Program on Veterans Day.

Pictured in the photo:
Colleen Davy, ProMedica Hospice
Teri Schultz ProMedica Hospice
Pam Pellizzari, Bacoa A Day Out
Ernie, Bacoa Volunteer

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How do I find out what VA or State veterans benefits I might qualify for?

Illinois Veterans

Service Officers Are There to Help You

To assist veterans in navigating the complex web of services and benefits available, the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs (IDVA) has "Veterans Service Officers" throughout Illinois. The many locations help ensure services and advice are available to veterans close to their homes. The VA website has all the information you should need to learn about VA resources, programs, benefits, and more.

Information on locations and phone numbers for Veterans Service Officers can be found on the VA Website by clicking the Locate your closest veteran service officer link. Veterans Service Officers (VSO) are trained to provide free assistance to veterans and their dependents and survivors. This includes not only applying for federal and state benefits, but also providing resources related to the following:

  • Compensation and Pension
  • Health Care
  • Education & Training
  • Employment
  • Burial & Survivor
  • Housing
  • Permits
  • Transportation
  • Military Records
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* For a married veteran.

NOTE: The content of this webpage and its links are for informational purposes only. This webpage is not legal advice or a benefit determination. Your state and federal veterans agencies are the sole determinants of those who qualify for programs, benefits, and other matters determined relevant. Right at Home does not review applications, approve, or deny services. Your state and federal veterans agencies retain sole authority of benefit determinations. If you wish to contact the VA directly, visit