Veteran Directed Care Empowers Veterans

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The Independence Center

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Jan 16, 2024

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Colorado - Colorado Springs

Aging in place as a Veteran has its own unique challenges. A program at the Veteran’s Administration (VA) is stepping in to help.

Veteran Directed Care is a unique program available through the VA that allows veterans and their families more control over the care they receive. Unlike traditional healthcare programs, Veteran Directed Care puts the power back into the hands of those who have served our country. Veterans can choose their own caregivers, decide on the specific services they need, and even manage their own budgets. This personalized approach not only ensures that Veterans receive the care they deserve, but also gives them a sense of empowerment and autonomy. Within this program, Veterans and their families can tailor their care to meet their individual needs, providing a higher level of satisfaction and overall well-being.

Veteran Directed Care empowers veterans and their families in several ways. Firstly, it allows them to have more control over the type and quality of care they receive. They can choose their own caregivers, ensuring that they feel comfortable and supported in their care journey. This sense of choice and autonomy can greatly improve their overall well-being. Secondly, veteran directed care gives veterans and their families the power to manage their own budgets. They can prioritize the services that are most important to them, ensuring that they are getting the care they truly need. This financial empowerment can greatly reduce stress and provide a sense of security. Overall, veteran directed care puts the power back into the hands of those who have served our country, allowing them to live their lives with dignity and independence.

The program doesn’t require a service-related injury or disability and doesn’t impact Social Security or Social Security Disability benefits. Your local-area Veteran’s Administrations offices can assist with any questions about the Veteran Directed Care program as well as other benefits that are available to Veterans.

 

Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by The Independence Center.  They can be reached at 719-471-8181, or by email info@the-ic.org.

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