Veterans Directed Home and Community-Based Services (VDHCBS)

The Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Services (VD-HCBS) program is the result of a partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the VHA. The program provides Veterans of all ages the opportunity to receive participant-directed home and community based services, enabling them to avoid nursing home placement and to continue to live in their homes and communities. Under the VD-HCBS program, the VA Medical Center refers eligible Veterans to an Aging and Disability Network provider site that assists them to manage a flexible budget, decide for themselves what mix of services will best meet their personal care needs, hire their own personal care aides, including family or neighbors and purchase items or services in order to live independently in the community.

VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) purchase these services for Veterans from State Units on Aging (SUA), Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) through the execution of a provider agreement. Services of the SUA and/or

AAA/ADRC include:

  • Conducting an assessment, and assisting the Veteran to develop a service plan

  • Consulting with the Veteran to determine what mix of goods and services best meet his/her needs

  • Assisting the Veteran in managing an individual budget

  • Assisting the Veteran in selecting, hiring, and supervising workers, including family and friends

  • Assisting the Veteran in purchasing items, goods and services to enable independent

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