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DTNHC Now Eligible to Accept VA Benefits

VA Benefits




Press Release

For Immediate publication

Dakota Travel Nurse Home Care
Contact: Beverly Unrath

Dakota Travel Nurse Home Care (DTNHC) headquartered in Mandan, ND, announces they are now eligible to accept VA Benefits. Veterans who meet the clinical need for home care services provided by DTNHC can now apply for VA Benefits to cover them. In order to qualify, vets must be enrolled in the VA and have a VA provider who they see at least once a year. A copay for Homemaker and Home Health Aide services may be charged based on your VA service-connected disability status.

Services are based on your assessed needs. Talk with a VA social worker to find out what specific help you may be able to receive. For example, an aide may be able to come to your house several times a week or just once in a while.

Examples of daily activities you may be able to receive help with include:

  • Eating
  • Getting dressed
  • Bathing
  • Using the bathroom
  • Moving from one place to another
  • Shopping for food
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Doing laundry
  • Paying bills or managing money
  • Taking medication
  • Getting to appointments
  • Using the telephone

You can continue to receive an aide’s services for as long as you need extra help with your daily activities.

DTNHC offers eligible home care services to veterans, such as help with:

  • Medication management
  • Wound care
  • Personal care
  • Activities of daily living
  • Therapies
    • Physical therapists to help with strength and mobility exercises
    • Occupational therapists to help re-learn activities like eating, dressing, etc.
    • Speech therapists to help re-learn to speak following surgery or a stroke.

DTNHC Admissions Coordinator/Case Manager and RN, Michele Meske, states, “We want to provide veterans in ND with skilled, reliable, individualized, compassionate home care to enhance their quality of life and well-being.”

Following a referral from the VA, a registered nurse makes a home visit to determine the level of care required and the frequency of visits recommended for each service. The RN will also develop a written plan of care. C.N.A.s (Certified Nursing Assistants) provide personal care and assistance with activities of daily living. Therapies are provided by licensed therapists.

The website for the U.S, Department of Veterans Affairs, contains helpful information regarding Home and Community Based Services, as well as testimonials like these as to the benefits of home care:

I like living in my own home, but my wife passed and there’re things I just can’t do for myself because I can’t move around very well. The Home Health Aide helps with the laundry, cleaning, shopping and some of the cooking and getting me to appointments. Pedro, Veteran

My mom and I both live in small towns about 130 miles apart. I visit twice a month, but between visits an aide helps her with bathing and fixing her hair and organizing her medicines in a weekly pill box. Barbara, Veteran’s daughter and caregiver

If you or anyone you know qualifies for VA benefits and has a need for PT/OT/ST or assistance with activities of daily living, please contact Dakota Travel Nurse Home Care at 701-663-5373.

About Dakota Travel Nurse Home Care

DTNHC is the sister company to Dakota Travel Nurse, which staffs over 80 health care facilities in ND, SD, MT and MN. DTNHC is licensed by the ND Department of Health and provides a variety of services and payment options to ND residents. (See our website.) “Our slogan is ‘Keeping home an option,’” notes VP Beverly Unrath. “Our mission is to provide the highest quality of individualized and affordable healthcare services to all clients in their homes, improving their health and ensuring their safety and well-being.”

Beverly Unrath, Vice President
Dakota Travel Nurse Home Care, Inc.
1200 Collins Ave., Suite 1, Mandan, N.D 58554
Office:  701.663.5373   Cell:  701.202.8564


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