Veterans Benefits Posted March 22, 2014
The Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing and undressing or taking care of the needs of nature. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an assisting living facility also qualifies.
To qualify for A&A it needs to be established by your physician that you require daily assistance by others to dress, undress, bathing, cooking, eating, taking on or off of prosthetics, leave home etc. You DO NOT have to require assistance with all of these. There simply needs to be adequate medical evidence that you cannot function completely on your own.
Sometimes, the best help is found close to home. That’s certainly the case when it comes to assisted living in Maryland.
Today, we’re proud to present 4 truly excellent Maryland state resources for elderly persons considering assisted living, alzheimer’s & dementia care, independent living, and respite stay. Over the years, our staff has helped families in Bel Air, Harford County, Greater Baltimore, and Maryland state navigate these public resources. Whether you’re an elderly person or a family member, these 4 Maryland state agencies will prove incredibly useful as you decide where to live the next phase of your life.
As part of our Assisted Living in Baltimore program, we have the pleasure of helping families locate and make use of national resources available to aging persons and their families. As a country, we are very fortunate that the United States is a world leader in resources for aging persons. In addition to nationwide resources for aging persons, many states like Maryland have state-based programs for aging persons and their families. On the whole, there are a wide array of options, resources, help, and guidance for families in Maryland and the USA who need help with an aging relative.