Company helps qualifying veterans seek financial help, home care services
HENDERSON, Nev. – Nevada seniors are expected to be the fastest growing segment of the population in the next 10 years, and with that growth comes the need to provide services. Many of those seniors are veterans who need help navigating complex pension applications, Medicare, Medicaid and services that come with aging.
Veterans, or a spouse of such a veteran, who have served at least 90 days on active duty with at least one day of service during a period of war and require assistance at home due to disabilities, may qualify for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ non-service connected disability pension. Veterans Home Care Nevada provides veterans with a caseworker to assist them in the application process, which includes assembling information required by Veterans Affairs.
Along with helping file the paperwork, Veterans Home Care Nevada pays for home care while Veterans Affairs processes the application, and works with Visiting Angels to provide in-home care. Assistance includes, but is not limited to, meal preparation, companionship, light housekeeping, transportation, medication reminders and personal and respite care. Visiting Angels also can help seniors get in and out of bed, bathe and get dressed.
Veterans Home Care Nevada opened its local office in June and immediately teamed together with Visiting Angels. For Michael DiAsio, co-owner of the Visiting Angels Henderson and Summerlin satellite offices, the two companies were instantly on the same page.
“Our collaboration with Veterans Home Care Nevada allows both of our companies to better care for our state’s veteran population and gets them the assistance they need all around,” DiAsio said. “Together, we’re a ‘one stop shop’ for veterans seeking care.”
Veterans Home Care was founded in 2003 and works with home care providers in 35 states in 11 offices throughout the United States. VHC provides its services at no out-of-pocket costs to the client. Since its inception, the company has helped more than 3,000 veterans and their families.
“The goal is to help veterans or their surviving spouses see if they qualify for this pension so they can get assistance with activities of daily living and stay in their homes. It’s not an easy benefit to apply for on your own, but for those who qualify it can be life-changing,” said Charlotte Potes, VHC area manager. “With Visiting Angels on board, we can provide our clients with a complete set of services.”
Visiting Angels is senior home care with more than 400 franchises across the United States. With three franchises in Southern Nevada, the Green Valley Parkway office – located at 1701 N. Green Valley Pkwy. – is owned by Michael and Jackie DiAsio and is the largest in Southern Nevada. It serves Henderson, the south, southwest, west and northwest regions of Las Vegas. Due to an increase in need, the DiAsios have opened a satellite office in Summerlin off Lake Mead Boulevard and Rampart Road.
For more information on Visiting Angels visit www.visitingangels.com or call 800-365-4189.