These VA VETERANS BENEFITS include HOME AND COMMUNITY – BASED CARE, ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE, ADULT HEALTH CARE, HOME BASED PRIMARY CARE, HOME HEALTH AIDE, HOSPICE CARE, and RURAL VETERANS.
HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED CARE. Home and Community Based Care. Do you want to be able to stay in their home longer? Most families and VETERANS do.
First, with ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE benefits VETERANS stay in their own home.
After all, veterans like me, want to enjoy community social activities and support from family, friends, and neighbors.
Also as needed, VETERANS receive health care from nurses, therapists, social workers, and others.
When the VETERAN goes to ADULT HEALTH CARE, it gives a break to the family caregiver. Also, help the veteran’s caregiver gain knowledge, skills and the ability to manage the VETERANS care in their home. These services may be offered at VA Medical Centers, at community sites, and in some State Veterans Homes.
HOME BASED PRIMARY CARE gives Veterans who have complex health care needs and for whom clinic-based care isn’t working. A VETERANS ADMINISTRATION doctor oversees a health care team that provides primary care. Individual team members include a nurse, social worker, rehabilitation therapist, dietitian pharmacist, and mental health staff as needed. This team visits in the VETERANS home as appropriate.
HOME HEALTH AIDE care services are provided by a trained service provider (not a nurse or RN). This service provider works for an organization that has an agreement with the VETERANS ADMINISTRATION.
These service providers are overseen by a nurse. The primary duties of a HOME HEALTH AIDE are to help with day to day care, such as getting to bed and getting up in the morning.
Also, bathroom activities, dressing, and meals. Even light homemaker activities like washing the VETERANS laundry or bedding or cooking a small dinner.
VA VETERANS BENEFIT – HOSPICE CARE provides support to the VETERAN and family. When the VETERAN has less than six months to live. Also, the VETERAN is not receiving any more treatment for the disease besides palliative care. The VETERAN can receive Hospice Care can be provided in the home, or inpatient setting.
RURAL VETERANS Now if you live in rural America, you can get these services now. The service is provided by community home health provider with an agreement with VA VETERANS ADMINISTRATION.