Aid and Attendance
Benefits for military veterans
and their spouses
The Veterans Aide & Attendance Pension provides qualified veterans and surviving spouses, a pension that can help pay for at-home assistance with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting, light housekeeping, transportation, meal preparation and more.
A veteran, having served at least 90 days or more on active duty, with one day beginning or ending during a period of war, who is in need of assistance at home due to their disabilities, may be eligible for the VA’s non-service connected disability pension (up to $2020 per month in supplemental pension, depending on his or her situation). This assistance is also extended to the surviving spouse of a qualifying veteran, if they were still married at the time of death.
Note: this is not a benefit for a person needing housekeeping or respite part-time care.
ALTCS is the State of Arizona’s Medicaid program that provides long term care services, at little or no cost, to financially and medically eligible Arizona residents who are aged, blind, disabled, or have a developmental disability.
To determine if you or your family member could qualify for help from Arizona Long Term Care Services (ALTCS), click on the links below.
For more information, go to the following site on the Internet: Eligibility Policy Manual
Arion Care Provides ALTCS through our contracts with United Healthcare Community Plan, and Banner-UFC
Does Medicare Pay for Non-Medical
Services provided through Medicare are based on a doctor’s prescription and are generally provided by a Medicare Home Health Agency. Medicare services are also based on a specific condition and are usually only provided for a set time frame. Typically, Medicare can cover just a few personal care visits but no companion care or supportive care services. Medicare agencies are limited in what they can do and for how long, so if you’re looking for additional support, call us.
NOTE: Although Arion Care Solutions does not accept Medicare, we can partner with you and your Medicare Home Health Agency to provide any additional non-medical in-home care services that are needed for any amount of time.