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What is Home Care?

Home Care is non-medical caregiving services provided at home. The list of services and ways it can help is extensive. If an adult or senior citizen needs help with routine daily activities, then home care is the solution. Below are some common services that home care provides:

  • Personal Care (bathing, dressing, etc.)
  • Companion Care
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care
  • House Help
  • Respite Care (Family Caregiver Relief)
  • End-of-life Care

Home care can provide as much or as little assistance as a family needs. Shifts can range from a few hours a week to 24 hours. Care plans are custom-tailored to each client and their situation.

VA Benefit Programs

The VA has two different programs that can provide financial assistance for obtaining professional home care services.

Community Services Provider Aid & Attendance
Who is it for? Veteran only Veteran and/or surviving spouse
How to qualify? Based on need Based on need and income/assets
How does it work? VA determines the number of hours of care the Veteran can receive at no cost to them VA determines the dollar amount for their monthly pension (cash payment)
How much can someone receive? Hours can range from a few hours per week to 24-hour care Amount can range from $1,462 to $3,649 per month

*It is possible to qualify for one, none, or both of these programs.

Community Provider Services Eligibility
  • Must not have been dishonorably discharged
  • Must be enrolled in the VA Healthcare System (If not, fill out the 1010EZ form or call enrollment services at the VA)
  • If a current or former member of the Reserves or National Guard MUST have been called to active duty (other than for training only) by a federal order and completed the full period for which they were called or ordered to active duty. Duty requirements consist of
    • Served 24 consecutive months or the full period for which they were called to active duty
    • Must not have been discharged for a hardship or received an “early out”
  • Other requirements may apply


Aid & Attendance Eligibility
  • Must not have been discharged dishonorably
  • Must have served at least 90 consecutive days during one of the following war periods (did not have to be deployed)
    • WWII (12/7/41-12/31/49
    • Korea (6/27/50-1/31/55)
    • Vietnam (2/28/61-8/5/64)
      • Must have served in the Republic of Vietnam for this time period
    • Vietnam (8/5/64-5/7/75)
    • Gulf War (8/5/90-TBD)
      • Must have served 2 years of active duty
  • Assets less than $150,538 (excludes home, car, and up to 2 acres of land)
  • If applying as a Surviving Spouse, marriage must have been valid during the time of death of the eligible veteran
  • One of the following health conditions must be met:
    • Needs assistance with daily activities (i.e. bathing, dressing, eating)
    • Bed-bound
    • Currently living in a nursing home
    • Eyesight is limited to a corrected 5/200 visual acuity or less in both eyes, and concentric contraction of the visual field is 5 degrees or less
  • Other requirements may apply


How to Apply

Community Provider Services

  • If already established in the VA healthcare system:
    • Contact your local VA point of contact (i.e. case manager, social worker, primary care provider, etc.) to request a consultation for home care services.
  • If NOT already established in the VA healthcare system, you must first complete VA form 10- 10EZ
    • Form 10-10EZ can be submitted by mail, phone, online, or in person
    • Feel free to call Southern Arizona Home Care at 520-261-8716 for assistance with completing your 10-10EZ.

Aid & Attendance

  • Must complete VA form 21-2680
  • Call the VA at 1-800-827-1000 for more information and assistance


Your Choice

If you qualify for Community Provider Services, you can choose your provider. If you don’t speak up for your choice, you can be assigned a provider you might not prefer.

Instead of leaving it to chance, you can tell the person handling your case with the VA that you would like to use Southern Arizona Home Care as your Community Provider for Homemaker, Home Health Aide, or Respite Services. We have a reputation for and commitment to providing the highest level of care in the Southern Arizona area and would be honored to serve your family.

The information below might be helpful to provide to your case manager:

Community Provider Name Southern Arizona Home Care
Provider NPI 1821611583
Provider Address PO Box 4991, Tubac, AZ 85646
Provider Contact Number 520-261-8716
Main Contact Carrie Ellingson


What Makes Us Different?

If you’ve ever had an amazing caregiver, you know it can be a life-changing experience. At Southern Arizona Home Care, we are blessed to have a team FULL of amazing caregivers.

Superior Dependability: Our caregivers are reliable and show up where they need to be when they need to be there.
Consistent Caregivers: We match our clients with caregivers on a permanent basis. We do not do revolving door caregiving.
Raving Customers: Our customers refer their friends, that says a lot!
All-Star Team: We are very selective in who we hire, and we vet thoroughly. We hire high character caregivers with big hearts.
Hands-On Training: We do not send caregivers unequipped for the tasks they are assigned. We are committed to providing the best care possible for your family.
Family-Like Communication: We are regularly in touch with our clients and caregivers. You are welcome to call us any time and receive meaningful updates about your loved one.