Taking care of the veterans and their families  

In these peace times, most of the people do not see the importance of taking care of the veterans of their county, but they should remember that veteran is the term used for the people who served in the military (navy, army, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) in times of peace and war. If they did not hear of them it means that they did they job well. Maybe nowadays there is not a big war, but in 2013 there were over 30,000 veterans who fought in World War II, Vietnam War and Korean War. They need all the care in the world and every city of the country has to provide services like home care Ottawa. The home care program for veterans offers them long-term services, like nursing.

There are some types of veterans, who are suited for home care. Here are listed some types of veterans who can access this system: veterans who need home care for non-service connected disability, for asset and income criteria; veterans who have a service-connected disability; veterans who have a disability that rates them in the permanent or totally disabled category; or veterans with service connected disability over 70 percent. For receiving medical care, the veterans’ disease has not to be service related. The veterans’ wives can also benefit from this aid, by requiring a person to help them with the everyday activities: dressing, feeding, bathing or going to the bathroom. This category includes the persons who are blind, bedridden or reside in a nursing home.

The veteran’s home care system provides long-term nursing home and other facilities. They can be cared at their residence or in a private nursing home, also called community nursing home. If they chose to stay in a nursing home, they will benefit from private insurance, skilled nursing care, and medic attendance. The Palliative Care provides supported and comfort oriented services for the old aged veterans who are in the final stages of life. This service includes nursing facilities that can relieve the veteran spouse for a period and short-term inpatient care. It is the option of extended care, based on the veteran’s needs. The chronically ill veterans receive long-term care in their homes and a treatment team monitors their state. For the ones that have a better state of health there is the option of a minor homemaking services, provided either by a private or public home care agency.

 

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