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Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC)

Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC)

At Your Home Assistant, we proudly honor and support our nation’s veterans by providing specialized home care services tailored to their unique needs. We understand the sacrifices made by veterans in service to their country, and we are committed to ensuring they receive the highest quality of care and support in the comfort of their homes.

Compassionate Care for Our Heroes

Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) is a program run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that provides assistance to family caregivers of eligible veterans. This program is designed to support family members who take care of veterans with serious injuries or illnesses incurred or aggravated in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001.

Under the PCAFC program, eligible family caregivers can receive a range of services and benefits, including financial compensation, access to health care benefits through CHAMPVA (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs), mental health counseling, caregiver training, and respite care.

The program recognizes the vital role that family caregivers play in the care and well-being of veterans and aims to provide them with the necessary resources and support to carry out their caregiving responsibilities effectively.

It’s important to note that eligibility criteria and program details may change over time, so it’s advisable to check with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the most up-to-date information on the PCAFC program and how it can benefit veterans and their family caregivers.

Who Can Apply for PCAFC?

The PCAFC program is open to family caregivers of eligible veterans of all eras, including those who served after May 7, 1975, and before September 11, 2001.

Eligibility Criteria

To determine your eligibility for PCAFC, both you (the caregiver) and the veteran you’re caring for must meet specific criteria:

Eligibility Requirements for the Family Caregiver:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must be a spouse, son, daughter, parent, stepfamily member, or extended family member of the veteran, or you live full-time with the veteran or are willing to do so if designated as a family caregiver.

Eligibility Requirements for the Veteran:

  • The veteran must have a VA disability rating (individual or combined) of 70% or higher.
  • The veteran must have been discharged from the U.S. military or have a date of medical discharge.
  • The veteran must require at least 6 months of continuous, in-person personal care services.

Types of Personal Care Services

Personal care services provided under PCAFC include assistance with daily tasks to help veterans maintain their independence and safety in their own homes. These services encompass:

Light housekeeping, laundry assistance, meal preparation, grocery shopping, escorting to appointments, bathing, toileting, eating, dressing, ambulating, active and passive exercises, assisting with medical equipment, routine health monitoring.

Number of Caregivers

The veteran can appoint one Primary Family Caregiver (the main caregiver) and up to two Secondary Family Caregivers, who serve as backup support when needed.

Number of Caregivers

The veteran can appoint one Primary Family Caregiver (the main caregiver) and up to two Secondary Family Caregivers, who serve as backup support when needed.

Benefits for Primary and Secondary Family Caregivers

Primary and Secondary Family Caregivers eligible under PCAFC can receive:

  • Caregiver education and training.
  • Mental health counseling.
  • Travel, lodging, and financial assistance when traveling with the veteran to receive care.
  • Primary Family Caregivers may also receive a monthly stipend (payment) and access to health care benefits through the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA).

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How to Get Started

We understand that veterans may require care on their own terms. That’s why we offer flexible scheduling options, ensuring that veterans receive the assistance they need when they need it.

If you’re a veteran or a family member seeking home care services for a veteran, Your Home Assistant is here to provide the compassionate and professional care you deserve. Contact us today to discuss how we can support your journey to better health and well-being.

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