Special event: Honoring our veterans' by helping preserve their independence

November 30, 2017

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.

Download a VD-HCBS fact sheet and watch a brief video of Acting HHS Secretary Eric Hargan visiting the home of a veteran participating in the program.

Coverage

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.



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