Veterans-Directed Home and Community Based Services Program
Are you a veteran who is concerned about ending up in a nursing home? Would you prefer to receive services in your own home and community instead of going to a nursing home or other type of long-term care facility? If so, this program is designed to meet your needs!
The Veterans-Directed Home and Community Based Services Program (VD-HCBS), enables Veterans of any age to direct and prioritize their own plan of care, while living in their own homes. This program allows Veterans to choose their own staff and act as employers who hire and supervise their own staff instead of receiving nursing home care from the VA (Veterans Association). Participants have control over their own flexible budgets and get to decide for themselves what mix of goods and services best meets their needs.
Objective: Keeping Veterans of all ages living independently in their own homes and active in their communities as opposed to living in nursing facilities.
VD-HCBS services include (but may not be limited to):
- Running errands,
- Socialization services,
- Home and safety services,
- The installation of wheelchair ramps,
- Bathroom grab bars, transfer benches, bath stools, etc.,
- Special phones and other audio devises for the hearing impaired,
- Visual aids,
- Laundry assistance,
- Meal preparation, and
This program is open to veterans of any age, provided that they require nursing home level of care (skilled health-related care due to a mental or physical condition). Participants in this program receive a monthly budget that can be used to pay for a wide range of personal care services.
Counties Served: Otsego
How to apply: Contact your county’s local Office of the Aging.