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Veterans In-Home Care in Clearwater, FL

By Debbie Humphrey

I hold a very high regard for Veterans, as do my family, friends and team at Home Helpers. It is an honor to know Veterans, those who risked their lives so that we may enjoy the freedoms we do in America, as well as those who serve or have served in non-combat positions. Not all people in all countries have the liberties we so often take for granted, and not all of us are ready, willing, and able to step-up and join the strongest military in the world.

Home Helpers Clearwater“Armistice Day,” was the original observance of what we call “Veterans Day.” November 11, 1918, was designated the day to recognize Veterans of World War I, and their service to our country with our allies overseas. Ironically, Armistice Day, November 11, 1938, became a public national holiday, just three years before World War II began. In 1954, this special day of recognition was renamed “Veterans Day,” and today, recognizes everyone who has served in our nation’s military, regardless if they have served overseas in wartime combat.

Unfortunately, since the first-named “Veterans Day,” there have been numerous wars and conflicts across the world in which the United States has sent troops from all branches of our armed forces, to launch heroic efforts to serve and protect. Sadly, many Veterans returning home are in need of Veterans in-home care in Clearwater, FL.

Veterans and their families deserve our utmost respect every day, not just one day each year. Too many Veterans have served overseas and sacrificed their physical, mental and emotional well-being for you and me. Too often, these afflictions are traumatically life-changing, and sufferers require the help and support of others to navigate and manage activities of daily living.

I am grateful to be able to assist these deserving Veterans through my network of compassionate caregivers at Home Helpers, a recognized organization of in-home care services. Veterans who qualify can apply for “Aid and Attendance” to help cover the expenses.

The first qualification requires a Veteran, or his/her spouse, have a medical need and include a physician’s statement with specific recommendations for their care.

Secondly, a Veteran must have served a minimum of 90 days active duty, with at least one day during a period of wartime conflict, and he/she was honorably discharged after their term of service.

The third requirement is income status, because there are limitations in place.

If you are a Veteran in need of in-home care in the Clearwater, FL area, and meet these qualifications, or if you know someone who could benefit from Aid and Attendance by a recognized organization, please contact me, and our team of professional, conscientious caregivers at Home Helpers will help guide you to the proper websites and assist you in the process. 727.942.2539

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