Veteran Directed Home and Community Based Services (VD-HCBS) Program
In 2008, the U.S. Administration for Community Living
began a collaboration with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
to provide an opportunity for SUAs and AAAs to serve Veterans of all ages at risk of nursing home placement through the Veteran Directed Home and Community Based Service Program (VD-HCBS). VD-HCBS is a package of services that the VA purchases from AAAs and/or SUAs on behalf of eligible Veterans. The VD-HCBS program provides Veterans the opportunity to self-direct their long-term supports and services that enable them to avoid institutionalization and continue to live independently at home. Veterans enrolled in VD-HCBS have the opportunity to manage their own flexible budgets, to decide for themselves what mix of goods and services best meet their needs, and to hire and supervise their own workers. The Aging Network provides facilitated assessment and care/service planning, arranges fiscal management services, and provides ongoing options counseling and support to Veterans.
Many Aging and Disability Resource Center
and Community Living Program (CLP)
grantees are partnering with the Veterans Health Administration to deliver VD-HCBS.
Click on a state to view programs and initiatives within that state.
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|24 states have VD-HCBS programs operating with funding from Department of Veterans Affairs, through partnerships with VA Medical Centers.|
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