PROUD TO BE A PROVIDER FOR THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATOR HOMEMAKER/RESPITE PROGRAMS
Visiting Angels is proud to be a provider for the Veterans’ Administration Homemaker and Respite programs. The services of Homemaker or Home Health Aide can help Veterans remain living in their own home and can serve Veterans of any age. It can be used as part of the alternative to nursing home placement. The program is for Veterans who need skilled services, case management, and help with activities of daily living. Homemakers and home health aides are trained persons who can come to a Veteran’s home and help take care of themselves and daily activities. They are not nurses but they are supervised by a registered nurse who will help assess the Veterans daily living needs.
Since Homemaker and Respite services are part of a service with the VHA Standard Medical Benefits Package, all enrolled Veterans are eligible if they meet the clinical need for the service. The Veteran must have a primary care provider at their local VAMC and the service must be ordered by the VAMC provider. The Veteran can continue to receive the services as long as they need the extra help
Respite is a service that pays for a person to come to a Veterans home while their family caregiver takes a break without the worry of leaving the Veteran alone at home. Respite Care can be helpful to Veterans of all ages, and their caregiver. Veterans can receive respite in an inpatient, outpatient, or home setting. Respite can help lower the stress the Veteran and their family caregiver may feel when managing a Veteran’s long-term care needs at home.
Services provided under these programs include help with activities of daily living. Examples include help with bathing, dressing, meal preparation, and medication reminders. Services are based on the assessed needs.