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December 13, 2010

Poonam Alaigh, MD, MSHCPM, FACP
Commissioner

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Health and Senior Services Commissioner Joins the Veterans Health Administration and the Administration on Aging to Highlight Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Services Program


 

Department of Health and Senior Services Commissioner Poonam Alaigh, representatives from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Administration on Aging (AOA) will discuss their partnership to establish a Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Services Program. The event will celebrate this important new program helping veterans of all ages with disabilities direct their services and remain independent in their homes.  Veterans and caregivers will speak about their experiences with the program and the impact it has made on their independence. 

 

 

December 14th, 2010
10AM-12PM


Building 143

Lyons VA Medical Center
151 Knollcroft Road
Lyons, NJ 07939

 

 

The Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Services (VD-HCBS) program provides Veterans of all ages the opportunity to receive home and community based services in a participant-directed fashion that enables them to avoid nursing home placement and continue to live in their homes and communities.  Under the VD-HCBS program, the Veteran and their caregiver will: manage a flexible budget; decide for themselves what mix of services will best meet their personal care needs; hire their own personal care aides, including family or neighbors; and purchase items or services to live independently in the community.



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