Gayle Reeves' Blog

Assisted Living Facilties Visits and Costs

Gayle A. Reeves - Wednesday, April 15, 2009

When a family visits an Assisted Living Community for the first time, it is not uncommon for them to experience a major jolt when they hear the monthly cost. From a marketing perception, it is awesome to bring a "relief" to their dilemma and to hear and see the sign of relief when I point them in the direction of receiving Aid and Attendance.

Usually, the situation is that no one has ever informed them of this benefit, or they have no knowledge of how to get to the second step, or they just assumed that it was for someone else and not for their loved one.

Aid and Attendance for the Veteran and/or the Widow of the Veteran has enabled many seniors to receive additional daily care and additional financial relief. Another huge plus has been the immediate family's ability to continue to work in their profession, without the emotional burden and pressure of the medical & safety issues that would exist if the senior loved one was left alone in his/her own home.

The veterans who are in Assisted Living Communities are a unique and special group and we are honored to have many in our community. Giving back to them with 24 hour watchful care is a privilege and honor made available by the additional funds from Aid and Attendance. These monthly funds may be as high as:

  • $1,554.00 For a Single Veteran
  • $1,842.00 For a Married Veteran
  • $998.00 For a Widowed Spouse
  • $2,400.00 For a Veteran Married to a Veteran

Help spread the word to those awesome veterans who willingly answered the call for freedom and NOW find themselves looking for additional solutions to their financial woes in today's economy and rising health cost.