VA to Expand 3 Caregiving Programs by 2026
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced plans to expand three of its home- and community-based caregiving services to its 171 medical centers by the end of 2026.
Home-Based Primary Care: This program is for service members who need in-home support for ongoing diseases and illnesses that affect their daily lives. A VA physician oversees a team that provides health care services to veterans in their own homes. It is designed for veterans facing isolation and veterans whose caregivers need extra help.
Medical Foster Home: A trained caregiver provides services to a few people in a private home. Some, but not all, residents are veterans. The VA inspects and approves all Medical Foster Homes, which serve as alternatives to nursing homes.
Veteran-Directed Care: Veterans of any age may be eligible to receive personal care services for help with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing and preparing meals. Veterans are given a budget for services that are managed by service members themselves or their representatives.
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