New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network
Geriatrics and Extended Care
Community Care Programs
The Homemaker/Home Health Aide Program permits VA to pay for homemaker and home health aide assistance for veterans. The program supports veterans living at home instead of being placed into a community living center (nursing home). The types of services provided include assistance with bathing, dressing, eating, help in using the toilet and getting in or out of bed or a wheelchair. Other services can include help with walking, exercises, using medical equipment, and health monitoring. In some cases, specific household tasks such as light housekeeping may be provided following personal care .
Community Residential Care Program
The Community Residential Care Program provides room, board, and limited personal supervision (at the veteran's expense). VA nurses or social workers make regular home visits and veterans continue to receive their health care through VA.