Veterans representing multiple service branches joined leaders from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Virginia’s health and human resources agencies in Mechanicsville, VA to discuss the Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Services (VD-HCBS) program, an innovative program that helps disabled veterans live in their own homes, rather than in nursing homes.
Instead of using a one-size-fits-all model to determine what services a veteran can receive, the program gives each veteran a flexible budget and the power to decide for themselves which services could help them the most. They can even decide who provides the services and negotiate the rates and schedules.
- Richmond TImes-Dispatch: Program allowing disabled and aging veterans to stay in their homes expands to Hampton Roads
- WWBT NBC 12: Program to provide disabled veterans at-home care expands
- WTVR CBS 6: ‘Innovative’ program allows disabled veterans to live at home
- Daily Press: Program allows veterans to hire caregivers, expanding into Hampton Roads
- HHS: Readout of Acting HHS Secretary Hargan's Visit to Mechanicsville, Virginia
- ACL Blog: Our veterans sacrificed for our nation’s independence. This unique program helps preserve theirs.
Full Event Video
Note: Video captions are based on real-time captioning done during the event. Updated captions will be added over the next week.