Financial Planning & VA Benefits at Silver Creek in St. Augustine, Florida

The Importance of Financial Planning

Meet with a Financial Planner to evaluate your situation BEFORE you commit to Assisted Living. A plan helps minimize expenses, can provide income for your survivors, and can preserve the assets you worked hard to accumulate. A good financial plan can provide peace of mind for you and your family.

Assisted Living is a lifestyle option, and a major investment. Cost is a consideration. Take time to develop your budget. It is important to learn all you can about how different communities set rates for rent and services. Recognize that a community may raise its rates from time to time to cover the costs of inflation. Visit several communities to see what services and amenities are available, and how much they cost.

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How to Pay for Assisted Living

If you purchased private long-term care insurance, check the provisions of your plan to find out how much Assisted Living is covered. Most Assisted Living care is private pay. Residents in Assisted Living pay for expenses from private money sources. These sources can include income from pensions, retirement funds, savings and investment accounts. Some residents receive financial help from their families. Other residents pay for Assisted Living with proceeds from the sale of real estate and personal property.

In the United States, Medicare, the government health insurance for seniors, does not cover the costs of Assisted Living. In some cases, Medicaid, government health insurance based on financial need, may provide a limited benefit. Veterans may be eligible for benefits when they live in an approved Assisted Living community which provides a continuum of care. Ask the staff about financial aid programs.

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Use our cost calculator tool to compare the cost of Assisted Living at Silver Creek with your current care expenses.

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Veteran’s Aid & Attendance Benefits

Do you know about the Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit Available for Veterans, and their Surviving Spouses?

The Veterans Administration’s Aid and Attendance Program provides benefits for seniors who served our country. The Veterans Administration offers this program for veterans, and their surviving spouses, who require the regular attendance of another person to assist with at least one of these daily activities: eating, bathing, dressing and hygiene. Care received in an assisted living community qualifies for monetary benefits. Most veterans who are in need of assistance qualify for this program. Our licensed assisted living community meets the requirements of this VA program. If you are a veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran, you may be eligible for benefits.

Eligibility & Benefits

Eligible War Time Veterans:

  1. Served active duty during war time
  2. Are 65 years old, or older, or are disabled
  3. Meet the VA asset limit
  4. Have limited income and/or have extensive unreimbursed medical expenses
  5. Were honorably discharged

The program is available to any veteran who requires the “Aid and Attendance” of another person to avoid the hazards of daily life. Once the veteran is qualified, eligible dependents include:

2024 Benefits Monthly Management
Surviving Spouse $1,478
Healthy Vet/Spouse Needs Care $1,806
Single Veteran $2,300
Married Veteran $2,727

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Veteran's Aid and Attendance Benefits currently are tax-free, and indexed annually for inflation.

Contact our senior living advisor to learn more!

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