Veteran-Directed Care is a VA program designed to help eligible Veterans who are at risk of being institutionalized to continue living at home and maintaining their independence.

It provides Veterans with opportunities to self-direct their long-term support system to manage their budgets, decide what mix of goods and services best meet their needs, and hire and supervise their workers – including family and friends.

They must be enrolled in the VA healthcare program and meet the clinical need. As with most VA programs, Veterans must first consult with their primary care physician to determine eligibility. For more information