Veteran’s Affairs – March 2018

Veterans Affairs
John Ryan, VSO

VA HEALTH BENEFITS

Home Health Care

Home Health Care includes VA’s Skilled Home Health Care Services and Homemaker and Home Health Aid Services.

Skilled Home Health Care Services

These services are in-home services provided by specially trained personnel, including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and social workers.  Care includes; clinical assessments, treatment planning, treatment provision, health status monitoring, patient and family education, reassessment, referral, and follow up.

Homemaker/Home Health Aide Services

These services are personal care and related support services that enable frail and disabled Veterans to live at home.

Family Caregivers Program

This program provides support and assistance to caregivers of Post 9/11 Veterans and Service Members being medically discharged.  Eligible Family Caregivers can receive a stipend, training, mental health services, travel and lodging reimbursement, and access to health insurance if they are not already under a health care plan. For more information; contact www.caregiver.va.gov, or call 1-877-222-8387.