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VA - Health Care - Respite Care

Healthcare > VA - Health Care - Respite Care

 

Program Description:

VA medical centers can give the veteran??s care-giver (family member or friend) a ?°break?± by taking over the veteran??s care for a limited time.

VA medical centers may provide respite care to an eligible veteran for up to 30 days in a calendar year. Families and patients who are in need of respite care in excess of 30 days because of unforeseen difficulties, such as the unexpected death of the caregiver, may receive additional days of care with the approval of the medical center director. Respite Care may be provided at the VA medical center, in a community setting or in the veteran??s home.

 

General Program Requirements:

Respite care is part of the Medical Benefits Package.

Respite is a covered benefit for all veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system or are eligible for VA health care without the need to enroll for such care.

To see Respite information on VHA??s Geriatrics & Extended Care website, visit:
http://www.va.gov/geriatricsshg

For information on enrollment, you can visit:
http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility

Or you can look at the GovBenefits Basic Medical Benefits Package entry. Go to the ?°Search?± box at the top right area of this page and type in the entry below. Be sure to include the quotation marks:

?°Basic Medical Benefits for Veterans?±

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information, please visit:
http://www.va.gov/geriatricsshg

You may e-mail us at:
Seniors@mail.va.gov

You can call the Health Benefits Service Center at this toll-free number:
1-877-222-8387

 

Managing Agency:

Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
http://www1.va.gov/health




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