Veterans’ Home Care Services in California

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Learn About Different Types of Veterans Benefits

When it comes to caring for our veterans, we all have a responsibility to recognize and honor their service. Veteran’s home care is an invaluable service that offers support, comfort, and companionship to those who served in the military. It’s an opportunity to show our appreciation for their sacrifice and dedication by providing them with the help they need.

The VA's HHA Program

HomeCare Professionals is proud to be a contracted provider for the Veterans Administration HHA program.  In the  VA’s HHA program, the VA will pre-authorize hours of home care for qualifying Veterans at zero cost to the Veteran.  Under this program HomeCare Professionals will provide a trained Caregiver who will come to the Veteran’s  home to care for the Veteran and assist with their activities of daily living.

Homemaker or Home Health Aide services can be used as a part of an alternative to nursing home care, and to get Respite Care at home for Veterans and their family caregiver. The services of a Homemaker or Home Health Aide can help Veterans remain living in their own home and can serve Veterans of any age. For eligibility, please call your local VA office.

HomeCare Professionals also helps Veterans navigate the Aid and Attendant program.

For more information about the HHA or Aid and Attendance program, please call 800-698-2411

Personal Care Services provide assistance with more intimate types of care. This includes all of the activities of daily living: (ADLs)

  • Bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Ambulation
  • Safety and fall prevention
  • Feeding
  • Medication reminders
  • Toileting and incontinence care
  • Transferring from bed to wheelchair
  • Expertise with Memory loss, confusion, and forgetfulness
  • Monitoring and reporting conditions and changes

Personal care services keep seniors in their own homes longer by preventing illness and the worsening of long-term medical conditions.

Qualifying for VA Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit

Are you a war-time veteran or a widow?
Can you answer yes to one or more of these questions?

  • Did you or your spouse serve 90 days active military service?
  • Was one of those days during a period of declared conflict?
  • Was the veteran honorably discharged?
  • Are you the widow of a war-time veteran?
  • Do you have a medical condition requiring the assistance of others?
  • Do you need financial assistance to defray the cost of your care?

The Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance benefit may assist veterans in obtaining personal care services. This program allows eligible veterans and surviving spouses access to VA pension benefit so that these individuals can pay for quality personal care. If the veteran qualifies for this program the maximum he or she is entitled to receive each month is:

2024 Benefits

Two Married Veterans 3,649 per month / $43,788 annually
Married Veteran $2,727 per month / $32,724 annually
Single Veteran $2,300 per month / $27,600 annually
Surviving Spouse $1,478 per month / $17,736 annually

Providing exceptional Veterans Home Care for adults and families in in San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, Sacramento, Livermore, Oakland, Rocklin, Citrus Heights, Chico, Fresno, Manteca, Santa Clara, Vacaville, Pleasant Hill and the surrounding areas

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How Do California Veterans Get Help with this Program?

There are many eligible services offered through the VA – The below list is not all inclusive.

  • Disability Compensation
  • Health Care
  • Education and training
  • Non Service-Connected Pension
  • Memorial Benefits
  • Burial in a VA national cemetery
  • Home loan and Housing Assistance
  • Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loans
  • Aid and Attendance
  • Veteran Affairs
  • VA Life Insurance

HomeCare Professionals helps Veterans navigate the Aid and Attendant program give us a call today.

At HomeCare Professionals we put the needs of our clients and their families first. But don’t just take our word for it read our testimonials.

Veterans Home Care Services in San Francisco

Did you serve during one of the VA Defined War Periods?

  • World War II: December 7, 1941-December 31, 1946
  • Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950-January 31, 1955
  • Vietnam Era: August 5, 1964-May 7, 1975 Veterans who served February 28, 1961-August 5, 1964, must have served “in country” (Vietnam).
  • Persian Gulf War: August 2, 1990- date to be prescribed by Presidential Proclamation or law. Must have served active duty for two years or the full period of which the veteran was called for active duty.

More About The VA Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit

In 1952 Congress passed Title 38 of the United States Code authorizing certain benefits for veterans. One of these benefits is the Non-Service Connected Pension, with “Aid and Attendance.” It is also known as simply “Aid and Attendance” or “Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit” or “Aid and Attendance Pension” or “Improved Pension with Aid and Attendance.”

In March 1989, during President George H. W. Bush’s presidency, the Veterans Administration (VA) was elevated to a cabinet-level executive department. The Veterans Administration was then renamed the Department of Veterans Affairs, and continued to be known as VA. Today the VA is comprised of three basic branches: the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the Veterans Benefits Administration and the National Cemetery Administration (NCA).

Help with Activities of Daily Living

Activities of daily living (ADLs) are routine self-care activities that people tend to every day without needing assistance. There are six basic ADLs: eating, bathing, dressing, continence (using the toilet), mobility (transferring, walking), and grooming. Home care agencies provide aides who can assist those who need help with activities of daily living. Aid and Attendance helps wartime veterans and spouses pay for help with activities of daily living.

What is the Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension?

The Veterans Benefits Administration, a branch of the VA, provides monthly payments to certain wartime veterans with financial need, and their survivors. This pension is available if you (the veteran) or a surviving spouse of a veteran, meet certain criteria.

The Aid and Attendance amount is available for those who need the “aid and attendance” of another person for their routine daily living activities on a long-term basis.

How Does a Veteran Qualify for Aid and Attendance?

A simple way to determine if you are eligible is to start with the three main qualifications or “must-haves” for the VA Pension with Aid and Attendance:

1) Military: Are you a veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran who served at least 90 days on active duty, at least one day during wartime, with an honorable or general discharge? (Persian Gulf War veterans must have two years of active duty or the full period for which they were called for active duty.)

2) Medical: Do you have a non-service-connected medical condition causing you to need assistance with activities of daily living?

3) Money: Do you have a net worth of, or less than, $130,773 (limit established by Congress 12.1.2020)? A primary residence and auto are not counted as part of net worth. Ongoing non-reimbursable medical and long-term care expenses may reduce your countable income.

You may have some questions. Chances are we’ve been asked the very same question quite a few times. So we’ve started gathering a few of them here.

HomeCare Professionals strive to be as flexible as possible, enabling us to better meet our client’s needs and schedules across all our services.

Community Care Network/HHA/TriWest

The Community Care Network through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a vital and comprehensive program that ensures our nation’s veterans receive high-quality healthcare services in their local communities. By partnering with a wide network of healthcare providers, the VA’s Community Care Network enhances access to medical, mental health, and specialty care for veterans, allowing them to receive timely and personalized treatment closer to their homes.

The Community Care Network is committed to maintaining the highest standards of care, ensuring that all participating providers meet rigorous quality and safety standards. By constantly refining and optimizing the program, the VA strives to improve healthcare outcomes for veterans and streamline the process of accessing care within their communities.

As part of this commitment, the VA provides a user-friendly portal for community providers to facilitate communication, coordinate care, and process claims efficiently.

The Community Care Network portal allows providers to interact seamlessly with the VA, ensuring a seamless care experience for veterans and promoting a cohesive continuum of care.


HHA Program/Homemaker Home Health Aide Care


A Homemaker and Home Health Aide is a trained person who can come to a Veteran’s home and help the Veteran take care of themselves and their daily activities. The services of a Homemaker and Home Health Aide can help Veterans remain living in their own home and can serve Veterans of any age.

Homemakers and Home Health Aides are not nurses, but they are supervised by a registered nurse who will help assess the Veteran’s daily living needs.

This program is for Veterans who need personal care services and help with activities of daily living. This program is also for Veterans who are isolated, or their caregiver is experiencing burden.


Homemaker and Home Health Aide services can be used in combination with other Home and Community Based Services. Services may vary by location.


Homemaker Home Health Aides work for an organization that has a contract with VA. Homemaker or Home Health Aide services can be used as a part of an alternative to nursing home care, and to get Respite Care at home for Veterans and their family caregiver. The services of a Homemaker or Home Health Aide can help Veterans remain living in their own home and can serve Veterans of any age.


What Services Are Provided Under the HHA Program?

Services are based on your assessed needs. Talk with a VA social worker to find out what specific help you may be able to receive.

For example, an aide may be able to come to your house several times a week or just once in a while.

Examples of daily activities you may be able to receive help with include:

  • Eating
  • Getting dressed
  • Personal grooming
  • Bathing
  • Using the bathroom
  • Moving from one place to another
  • Grocery Shopping


You can continue to receive an aide’s services for as long as you need extra help with your daily activities.


What Other Services Are Available?

Through the Community Care Network, veterans can access a broad range of services, including:

  • medical,
  • behavioral health,
  • surgical,
  • dental services
  • complementary and
  • integrative health services (CIHS).


CIHS includes:

  • biofeedback,
  • hypnotherapy,
  • massage therapy,
  • Native American healing,
  • relaxation techniques
  • tai chi.


Other services include:

  • dialysis,
  • comprehensive
  • rehabilitation,
  • residential care,
  • home-health care,
  • hospice care,
  • dental,
  • immunizations
  • long-term acute care.
  • Durable medical equipment (DME)
  • prescription medications (up to a 14-day supply)


Veterans must be authorized by VA to obtain services through CCN.

This program emphasizes a patient-centered approach, focusing on the unique needs and preferences of each veteran, and fostering a collaborative relationship between the veteran, their VA care team, and community providers.

HomeCare Professionals is a licensed Home Care Organization by the State of California. We have locations in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the Sacramento Area. At HomeCare Professionals we put the needs of our client and their families first. The process for putting a successful care plan in place can vary with each client.

Often our client’s urgency dictates the manner in which we proceed. In some cases we are asked to begin services the within a few hours of the client making their initial contact. In other cases, clients may take weeks or longer before deciding to start service. HomeCare Professionals strives to be as flexible as possible which enables us to better meet our client’s needs and schedules, not the other way around. 

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