Veteran Directed Care

GillG

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PALS
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11/2015
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State
TX
So, I applied for this program early in 2018. Around June or July, we received a phone call for the initial assessment. At that time we were told that we would be expecting a in home assessment to determine number of hours we qualified for. Well time passes and it has been almost a year now. We found out around thanksgiving that the program is frozen. A couple of problems are that 1 no one directly associated with the program notified us of anything. And 2 now no one can seem to answer any questions like do we have to reapply at some point or are we stable in position on the waiting list if or when it recommence s? Anyone else experiencing this in your area?
 

frankb

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Jun 8, 2011
Messages
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Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
10/2010
Country
US
State
Georgia
can't comment on "veteran directed care". however, when my va neurologist determined that i had progressed to the point where i required assistance she ordered a home health aide through the va. the service has worked great and is fairly indispensable for me at this point. - - just can't praise the va enough ! !
 

GillG

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Messages
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Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
11/2015
Country
US
State
TX
We recently requested assistance as well so we are waiting to see how that pans out.
 

Jhettinger

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Messages
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Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
4/2016
Country
US
State
GA
For those folks who have VA Home Assistance , what do they assist you with? I am authorized 16 hrs a week. What is your normal regimine?
thanks
 

frankb

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PALS
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US
State
Georgia
the biggies for me are range of motion and baths. personal care such as clipping nails. light house keeping such as making bed, etc. initial visiting nurse plan includes bath, ambulation,dressing, toileting assistance,hair care,oral care, skin care, prepare meals, clean room,change linen, etc., caregiver relief, and so on. authorized 4 visits per week but use only 3 visits per week. not enough praise for va once they get going.
 

Jhettinger

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PALS
Diagnosis
4/2016
Country
US
State
GA
the biggies for me are range of motion and baths. personal care such as clipping nails. light house keeping such as making bed, etc. initial visiting nurse plan includes bath, ambulation,dressing, toileting assistance,hair care,oral care, skin care, prepare meals, clean room,change linen, etc., caregiver relief, and so on. authorized 4 visits per week but use only 3 visits per week. not enough praise for va once they get going.
FRANKB ...you are the best. 3 visits a week. How long each visit?
 

Jhettinger

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PALS
Diagnosis
4/2016
Country
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State
GA
We both have a great doctor !!
 

frankb

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Messages
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Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
10/2010
Country
US
State
Georgia
3hrsx2, 4hrsx2, but i use only 10 hours. more than ample---for the present, anyway !!
 
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