Simmons Healthcare Consulting, LLC - Social Service consulting, QIDP reviews, & Activities oversight
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner


Recent Posts

Indiana FSSA Division of Aging Issues Updates to e450B Process
'Why' I Originally Chose to Work in Long-Term Care
ISDH Publishes Update to Advance Directives Brochure
CMS QAPI Material Rollout for Nursing Homes
National Nursing Home Week - Team*Care - 10 Simple Ways to Work as a Team

Categories

Advance Directives
Bathing
Behavioral Symptoms
Care Conferences
Change
CMS
Communication
Community Resources
Customer Service
Dementia
Depression
Dignity
Discharge Planning
F151
F155
F329
Family
ISDH
LTC
MDS 3.0
Mental Health
Monthly Recap
OMPP
PAS / PASRR
QAPI
Recap
Resident Rights
Specialty Providers
Survey
Training
Veterans
Volunteers
Younger Residents
powered by

SHC Blog

Geriatrics, Extended Care, and the VA

Connect with Simmons Healthcare Consulting, LLC



The role of gatekeeper for discharge planning has become a crucial aspect for Social Service staff in LTC.  Ensuring that the resident has access to community resources will continue to be a priority.  For your Veterans, one of the easiest ways to coordinate their return to community living is to contact their VA social worker.  He/She can assist with determining eligibility for VA home benefits.  Most Veterans can meet the clinical criteria for home care assistance following LTC placement.  The following link outlines some of the available benefits - VA Geriatrics and Extended Care.  The programs can include a homemaker, HHA, skilled nursing, a SW, and potentially more as needed.  As with many areas of the VA, the important part is to start early in the discharge planning process.  Contact the local VA as soon as the initial admission assessment information is completed and it's determined that the resident is a Veteran and desires to eventually return home.  

Need assistance with streamlining your discharge planning process?  Contact SHC and we'll schedule a visit to help your facility continue improving Quality of Life services.

2 Comments to Geriatrics, Extended Care, and the VA:

Comments RSS
www.rimonabantexcellence.com on Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:20 PM
Reply to comment


www.rimonabantexcellence.com on Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:20 PM
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment