You’ve served our country, and now it’s time to live out your golden years. When looking into different options for your retirement, whether it be living independently or in a senior living community, knowing your options can help you make the best decision for you and your spouse. The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) offers veterans benefits for those seeking to provide comfort and stability for themselves and their spouses as they age.
Honoring Your Service at Surpass Living
At Surpass Living, we want to make it easy for veterans to feel honored and right at home in our senior living communities. At some Surpass communities, veterans and their spouses who choose to make a Surpass Living community their home can benefit from 5% off their room and board for life. It’s our way of saying, “Thank you for all you’ve done for our great country.” We know will never be able to truly repay veterans enough for their sacrifices, but it’s our way of recognizing their part in making sure we can freely do what we love every day.
Surpass Senior Living communities are beautifully designed with a neighborhood feel. With many living options and multiple social spaces, you’ll create lasting friendships with those who lived through similar experiences. It’s our goal to provide spaces that encourage positivity and are easy to enjoy life’s present moments while honoring your past.
With a holistic approach to wellness, a personalized approach to care, and a welcoming atmosphere, you’ll have all you need to enjoy and live your most vibrant life.
VA Benefits for Senior Living
Veterans who served in wartime and are at least 65 years old may be eligible for certain financial assistance through the VA during their retirement years. Some of these benefits include life insurance, disability compensation, pension, healthcare, memorial benefits, benefits for spouses/dependents, and home loans and housing-related assistance. Financial support for you and your spouse, provided by the VA, can help make the decision of whether or not you can afford to move to a senior living community an easier one by providing you with options for you and your spouse to live comfortably together.
Knowing what benefits are out there and what you may be eligible for can be hard to navigate. With the different benefits offered to veterans changing almost yearly, it can be hard to keep up. At Surpass Senior Living, we work with veterans and their families to navigate these benefits and make sure they don’t miss out on the financial support they deserve.
To get the most up to date information on the benefits offered to veterans and to estimate your eligibility, visit the assisted living page on the VA’s website.
Click the flyer below to download and learn more about the VA Aid and Attendance benefit as well as other VA Benefits!
VA Senior Resources
The VA is there for you before you even enter a senior or independent living community. Particularly, if you’re acting on behalf of yourself or both you and your spouse, it would be beneficial to answer some pertinent questions so you know what you’re looking for in a community. When evaluating, consider going through the VA’s Shared Decision Making Worksheet to help figure out what services are most important to you and your spouse. This narrows down the field in a seemingly endless pool of options, because not all senior care communities offer the same services. You and your PCP (Primary Care Physician) can complete this checklist together.
Support for Caregivers
In addition to financial support, the VA offers support for caregivers. An important role, caregivers often feel pressure and stress when tending to their loved one. With caregiver support groups, connection points, and tips to help those in need, caregivers can get the help they need to take care of a spouse in need. The Caregiver Support Program offers the emotional support and guidance needed for those in a caregiver role that goes far beyond move-in day.