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We provide quality care and service solutions that exceed your expectations.

Since 2006 our senior care firm has helped families with assisted living, veterans benefits, the Aid and Attendance pension, and more in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Williamsburg.

Assisted Living and Veterans Benefits

December 2021

Assisted living provides a community-like living environment with private or shared rooms and apartments for residents in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, and Newport News. This option of senior care gives the choice of communal dining or preparing and eating meals in their apartments. Around the clock care is available to provide senior care assistance to residents with their activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming, and mobility. The level of senior care provided is significantly less than is offered in nursing homes. Social and recreational activities are available throughout the day.

Understanding how veterans benefits can pay for assisted living and the senior care services received therein is a little complicated. It is helpful to break the cost of assisted living into different components. Some assisted living communities will bill veterans for care services separately from room and board costs. Most communities also permit residents to receive outside assistance with senior care services in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, and Newport News.

Although the VA does not directly pay for assisted living nor offer its own assisted living residences, there are several ways veterans can receive assistance from the VA to pay for assisted living. The most common way for veterans to pay for assisted living is using Aid and Attendance. This pension benefit is designed for veterans who require assistance with their activities of daily living and can be applied to whatever purpose the recipient desires, and therefore, towards assisted living rent, board or senior care services. Please note, while the VA does not pay directly for assisted living, they may pay for additional services the veteran requires while living in the facility.

Besides the Aid and Attendance pension benefit option is the Veteran Directed Care Program, which used to be called the Veterans Directed Home and Community Based Services Program. Via this program, veterans can receive supportive senior care services in their homes or communities, which include independent living communities. To be clear, veterans who reside in nursing homes and assisted living residences are not eligible for this program. There are also programs that help pay for assisted living that are not specifically for veterans.

If you have any questions about assisted living, veterans benefits, or the Aid and Assistance pension, please call me at (757) 271-4270. Since 2006 our senior care firm has helped thousands of families in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, and Hampton Roads.

For a confidential consultation, please contact us at (757) 271-4270 or cdboyd@careconnecthr.com.



About Care Connect of Hampton Roads
Christina Drumm-Boyd is a VA Accredited claims agent. She and the staff at Care Connect of Hampton Roads are experts at providing care for seniors, care for elderly, nursing home care, long term care, home care, senior care, eldercare, care for mom, care for dad, assisted living, alzheimers, dementia, adult day care, help with senior care, nursing care, elderly care, elder care planning, geriatric care manager, geriatric case manager, caregiver, in home care, long term care, and caregiver support for the elderly in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, North Carolina, Currituck, and the Outer banks. Christina Drumm-Boyd is a certified senior advisor who can help with medicaid rules, VA benefits, VA pension, medicaid, medicare, veterans benefits, aid and attendance pension, veterans aid and assistance, veterans aid and attendance, power of attorney, guardianship, advanced medical directive, will, conservatorship, paying for nursing home care, paying for long term care, legal advice for seniors, elder law, asset protection, estate planning, long term care insurance, health insurance, life insurance, and annuities.

Our Hampton Roads Locations:


VIRGINIA BEACH:
4525 E. Honeygrove, Suite 203, Virginia Beach, VA 23455



HAMPTON:
2 Eaton Street, Suite 804 (located inside of David Burley Law Firm)

Hampton, VA 23669

Reach either of our offices at: Ph: (757) 271-4270 Toll Free: 1 (855) 872-2529 Email: cdboyd@careconnecthr.com

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