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4 Your Health: Home health care benefits for veterans

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One of the greatest crisis in our country, when it comes to healthcare, is the lack of quality care for our veterans.

Patient care advocates is a company that specializes in home health care. Many of their clients are veterans who have benefits through the Veterans Administration. Unfortunately, there are many others vets who are not aware they could be receiving home health care for serving their country.

The Battle Of Peliliu is still considered one of most hard fought battles of World War II. Glenn "Bud" Daniel was a Marine pilot who was injured after the Japanese attacked the camp he was based at during the conflict. His wounds earned him a purple heart. 

"The war was something to go through," said Daniel, "And when you wind up living through it, then there is a lot of things you talk about."

Beyond his heroics on the battlefield, Bud Daniel, would have much more to talk about after the war, eventually finding love of his life, Connie, and becoming a hall of fame baseball coach at the University Of Wyoming.

Now in his 90's, Daniel has lived in Tucson since 1971. Over the last few years, with his declining health, taking care of him at home was become more difficult for his wife. Then through a friend of her husband, Connie heard about benefits through the Veterans Administration that provided for home health care for veterans. She says while it took some persistence, it was well worth the effort to get the kind of care her husband now receives.

"Never take no, we can't do those services", said Connie Daniel, "There's always a next step, there's always a next person or a next part of the veteran's association that will say okay, let's relook at this, let's rethink it."

Turns out Bud was eligible for up to 12 hours a week of in home care. An while there were other care giver companies in Tucson, Connie said Patient Care Advocates has become a perfect fit.

"You feel like they are helping you as well", said Connie, "And the privacy factor eventually fades because they become like family.

Bud Daniel said he is grateful he has been able use this benefit available to veterans.

"I would hate to have to add up and pay for as much as they furnished me", said Daniel, "And the people that I have had, have been terrific."

To learn more about home healthcare for veterans click here.

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