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Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA


Caregiver Support

Caregiver Support

Home Based Primary Care Nurses provide primary medical care services to patients in their homes and communities.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

You may know that VA provides benefits and services for Veterans, but did you know that McGuire VAMC has a number of services designed specifically to support you in your role as a Family Caregiver? VA values your commitment as a partner in our pledge to care for those who have "borne the battle," and we have several support and service options designed with you in mind. The programs are available both in and out of your home to help you care for the Veteran you love and for yourself.

The Caregiver Support Coordinator for McGuire VAMC can support you by matching you with services for which you are eligible, and providing you with valuable information about resources that can help you stay smart, strong and organized as you care for the Veteran you love.

Below are some of the services available to Family Caregivers of Veterans.

• Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) Centers
ADHC Centers are a safe and active environment with constant supervision designed for Veterans to get out of the home and participate in activities.
• Home-Based Primary Care
Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) is a program designed to deliver routine health care services to your home when the Veteran you care for has medical issues that make it challenging for him or her to travel.
• Skilled Home Care
Skilled Home Care service provides a medical professional who comes to your home to help care for a homebound Veteran.
• Homemaker and Home Health Aide Program
Feeding and bathing another person can be very stressful, physically tasking, and time-consuming for you.
• Home Telehealth
The Home Telehealth program is designed to give you ready access to a care coordinator by using technology (e.g., telephone, computers) in your home.
• Respite Care
As a Family Caregiver, it can be hard to find time for a much-needed break from your daily routine and care responsibilities so that you have some time for yourself.
• Home Hospice Care
During the advanced stages of a terminal disease, Home Hospice Care can offer comfort and supportive services for you and the Veteran you care for in your own home.

If you'd like additional information or are interested in signing up for any of the services listed, please contact Darlene Dameron, LCSW, CSC, Caregiver Support Coordinator for assistance at 804-675-5000 ext. 4822.



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