Will the VA Pay for Your Parent’s Nursing Home Care?

Nursing home care for an elderly parent can be extremely costly, which is why the government instituted different benefit programs to help seniors in need. One of these programs is administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. VA Health Care benefits are available to any veteran who served in the United States military on active service, and received any discharge from service other than a dishonorable discharge. VA Health Care benefits provide coverage for doctor and specialist visits, mental health care services, and in-patient hospital stays, in addition to long and short term stays in nursing homes.

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