Veterans Programs for In-Home Care Services
Below are the fundamentals you should know to get the veteran in your life and/or his or her spouse the home care assistance they have earned. The Veterans Administration has established qualification criteria for Veterans and/ or the surviving spouses applying for the Aid and Attendance benefit.
• Veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran who served 90 days or more on active duty.
• Applicant must have a medical condition that requires assistance with activities of daily living.
• Veteran must have an honorable discharge.
• Meet income-to-medical expense ratio.
• Meet asset requirements.
You may apply for Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits by submitting the prescribed VA forms to the Pension Management Center that serves your state. You may also visit your local regional benefit office to file your request. Listed below are the documents you will need to have on hand in order to apply for the Aid and Attendance benefit.
• Copy of current year Social Security Letter.
• DD-214 Military discharge papers.
• Proof of all assets (bank and investment statements) and income.
• Proof of insurance premiums and unreimbursed medical expenses.
If a veteran or their family members are uncertain about their eligibility it is strongly advised that they seek the counsel of a veterans’ benefits planner or contact a representative from Acti-Kare prior to the application.
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I like that they show up on time. The do everything that you ask them to do. They get groceries and get me out of bed.
– B. Schwartz (Renton, WA)
The caregiver for my mom is just wonderful and has been a true blessing. The whole team answers questions I am wanting to clarify.
– H. Johnson (Edmonds, WA)
The client is in an assisted living facility: I feel like Acti-Kare is another set of eyes…. They let me know if they see anything that needs attention. The extra care assures me while I’m out of town.
– K. Lewis (Mountlake Terrace, WA)
We needed short time assistance for my father or he could not come home from hospital. My mother felt very happy and comfortable with the care. I would recommend this service anytime. Prompt, caring, and professional.
– Lynn from Bothell
Their service is very professional and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
I referred Veronica to some friends of mine who needed help after surgery. She personally came right out to the home and within 24hrs had it set up. They said it was a great experience and would recommend her and use her again.
Veronica and her team of Care Givers were wonderful to my Father and Sister during the time we used Acti-Kare. They were so caring and conscientious. We had 3 different Care Givers for 24/7 care and they all were respectful, loving and knew how to take care of others. Unfortunately, we lost both our loved ones due to complications of cancer and the Care Givers were their to help with end of life. I can’t thank these wonderful people enough for the sincere and heartfelt attention in which they treated my family. Would recommend this business to anyone that needs this type of service.
My father is under 24/7 care by this agency. They cook, do his laundry, get the mail, assist with bathing, etc. They will do anything basically Dad needs. The staff are like members of the family. They really care about the service they provide and making sure the clients are well taken care of. They arrive on time and keep each other well informed when they change shifts. When I go to visit my dad, I am always greeted by the caregivers and we catch up on life together, like old friends. There are even hugs when we haven’t seen each other for a while! Any time we have had a concern, or a family member needs to speak to the head of the agency, she is totally responsive, will make sure she speaks to myself or my sisters since my dad doesn’t hear very well, and ensure she has the right information. She also takes swift action when needed, and will correct any issues we may have. We switched to this agency from another in home agency and the satisfaction has been great, and it was well worth the change. You really can’t go wrong hiring this agency for the complete and compassionate care they give their clients. Our family is very picky about the care our parents have received and we could not be happier with Acti-Kare!
My caregiver gives me showers, helps me dress, transfer to wheelchair, helps with bathroom functions, wash, dry fold and puts away laundry, dishes, vacuums rugs, sweeps and mops floors. Always arrives before or on time. If not able to, lets me know. Friendliness and attentive to my needs is a great help. The agency itself has been a great help staying aware of my care with phone calls and visits to me.
Acti-Kare takes care of my elderly parents in their home. Veronica is extremely attentive, and always answers my calls when I have any concerns or changes to our care plan. The Caregivers they have sent us have all been outstanding–conscientious, friendly, reliable, and extremely helpful.
The caregivers from Acti-Kare have been kind, caring, reliable, thoughtful, and careful. They filled the gap in my my brother’s care while we waited to move him from independent living to an adult family home. Some of the caregivers went well above and beyond their role, even bringing my brother home-baked treats! The Acti-Kare management was very responsive to our requests, and also went above and beyond (provided transport to dentist when we had no other available). Thank you so much!
The caregiver is cooperative and will listen to the things I suggest. The owners came in to do a review and suggested a few things on handling the client. It showed they were interested.
– Shirley H
They have had different caregivers but one of them has been the best. They really clicked and my mother was encouraged by her presence. Any service and help to mom helps my dad as well. The caregiver for my mom is just wonderful and has been a true blessing. The whole team answers questions I am wanting to clarify.
– Denise K.
Easily contacted the ActiKare staff and set up an initial meeting to discuss what care I thought my wife needed. I found ActiKare to be flexible and easy to work with. When I actually needed the care they provided me the service I needed in a very short period of time. Our companion care person is a great match for my wife. Everyone at ActiKare has been extremely courteous, helpful and caring.
– Philip K.
We would like to recommend -Acti Kare for in-home care. We have had a great experience with them caring for my dad on a limited basis. Ben was very friendly and kind and very helpful to my dad. Ben was on time each day and my Dad enjoyed his company.We would use them again
– Anne M
My wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and fibromyalgia. As the conditions progressed, although somewhat reluctant, I knew we needed additional support. Veronica and her team made the process so easy. They provide unparalleled care; always going above and beyond to provide a safe environment for my wife to thrive. They truly care about the well-being and happiness of their clients. I couldn’t recommend their services any higher.
– Ray K. – Trilogy
Veronica, owner of ActiKare, performed a weekly task for my 94 year mother, requiring her to pick up, drop off, & then take her back to her home. Nearly all the time Veronica waited for her providing an additional service of friend & companion. But what made her work so special is the creativity she always brought to effectively dealing w/ a woman deep into dementia. The solutions she came up w/ were always top notch, solving issues of logistics, attitudes, & the support of a first-rate caregiver. Since her task ended, a few weeks ago, Veronica has followed up w/ me weekly to see how mother is doing. I simply can do nothing but praise her in all regards!
– Steve Armstrong