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Home Care Benefits for Veterans with Health Needs

Benefits from the Veterans Health Administration

There are many seniors’ services and care funding available once enrolled in a VA Health Plan. Such include standard medical benefits, Service-Connected Disability care, and VA Long Term Care Services. These long term care services include Respite Care, Homemaker and Home Health Aide Care, Home Based Primary Care, Adult Day Health, Hospice and Palliative Care, Skilled Home Health Care, and Nursing Home and Residential Care Settings. 

Someone who served in the active military, reserve or National Guard may qualify for VA health care benefits from a variety of providers, including Right at Home.

Among the possible benefits are home care and funding for home care which could include important services that allow a veteran to remain at home as long as possible and enjoy the company of a Right at Home caregiver. This helps reduce a sense of isolation.

Veterans can learn more here


Respite Care

The VA pays for Right at Home to come to the veteran’s home.

There is a limit to the visit duration and number of visits, but this service can provide relief to a caregiver knowing there is a trusted Right at Home team member taking care of their loved one in their absence.

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War-time Veterans Pension Benefits for Home Care

If you need assistance with applying, contact us to learn about vendors that can help with the application. In some cases, you may be eligible for a zero interest loan to begin home care services immediately.

Your county veterans service officers are also familiar with these programs and can assist veterans in obtaining the benefits they’ve earned.  Click here to locate a County Service Officer that can assist you with the application. 

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Veterans Pension


The Veterans Pension program provides monthly payments to wartime Veterans that can be used to purchase home care services.

Eligible veterans are those who meet certain age or disability requirements, and who have income and net worth within certain limits.

To learn how to determine if you’re eligible for this benefit, click the link below.

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Aid and Attendance or Housebound Benefits

VA Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits provide additional monthly payments added to the amount of a monthly VA pension for qualified Veterans and survivors. This benefit is for those Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person or caregiver in at least two of the daily activities of living such as bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, and transferring. If you need help with daily activities, or you’re housebound, click the link below to learn how to determine if you’re eligible for this benefit.

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Survivors Pension


A VA Survivors Pension offers monthly payments to qualified surviving spouses and unmarried dependent children of wartime Veterans who meet certain income and net worth limits.

Click below to learn how to determine if you’re eligible for this benefit.

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Honor Flight Chicago Team

Right at Home owner, Jeanette Palmer, is a member of the Honor Flight Chicago Team and sponsors a veteran to go on the trip each year. She also was honored to be a Guardian for a couple of years and stated how impactful and an emotional experience it was for her. 
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Homemaker & Home Health Aide Care

This benefit pays for Right at Home to come to the veteran’s residence to provide assistance with dressing, bathing, personal care, meal preparation, laundry and feeding, regardless if a family caregiver is in the home. Keep in mind, the VA does not allow Right at Home to transport the veteran in any vehicle.

The veteran’s health care provider at the local Veteran Affairs Medical Center will determine how many home care visits a veteran can receive. Veterans can ask their provider for more care and can request Right at Home to be their provider. This service has to be initiated by the veteran or their VA medical professional.

Right at Home of West Dundee is an approved and contracted provider of these home care services from Optum. We look forward to providing assistance with the process. 

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Assisting Veterans Obtain Their Benefits

A Statement from Owner, Jeanette Palmer

When I started this home care agency 20 years ago, I was new to the industry, and it took some time to get up to speed and learn about the various benefits that were available to our clients. I joined and was involved in several organizations serving the aging population and as a result, gained valuable knowledge about veteran benefits.

I was surprised to learn that my mother would have been eligible to receive assistance through the VA Aid & Attendance Pension benefit. Instead, she had trouble making ends meet with a very small social security allowance, and I helped to support her. Knowing what a difference those funds would have made in her care; I became a Veteran Benefit Specialist. By helping veterans and their families obtain benefits, I felt I could make a positive impact on their lives.

Since then, the VA System has been revamped and it’s much easier to get the help and information needed to apply for the various benefits veterans and their families are eligible for. We connect families with the VA or the Veterans Assistance Commission directly now.

Our focus is on providing dependable homemaker and respite services through the various programs the VA offers. Several of our caregivers find this especially rewarding because they have a personal connection to the military.

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Local Veteran Hospital and Clinics


Edward Hines Junior Hospital

5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL 60141-3030
Main line: 708-202-8387
Mental Health Care: 708-202-2002


Hoffman Estates VA Clinic

4885 Hoffman Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192-3726
Main line: 847-645-1443
Mental Health Care: 708-202-2002

NOTE: Right at Home is not affiliated with any veterans agencies, offices, or programs. 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, you can do so by calling 800-827-1000 or visiting them at www.va.gov.

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