Why the Department of Veterans Affairs is the Tesla of At-Home Care

As the senior population booms, agencies and health care systems continue to look for cost effective ways to provide quality in-home care. But even before industry giants were targeting innovation, an unlikely pioneer — the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) — was leading the charge. With reports of system-wide negligence and arbitrary caregiver dismissals making […]

Vets Endure Yearlong Waits for Home Care

Some veterans in Washington, D.C., waited more than a year to receive purchased home- and community-based services (HCBS), according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The OIG conducted an investigation at the prompting of Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), who brought attention to a complaint she […]

Medical Foster Homes Offer Alternative to Nursing Home Care For Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Foster Home Care program is coming to southwest Missouri, which is the program’s latest move as it continues to expand across the country. Medical Foster Homes are private homes in which a trained caregiver provides services to a few individuals, according to the VA website. Some, but […]

New Bill Would Remove Barriers to Hospice Care for Veterans

A new bill would expand the health care landscape for veterans.  Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) introduced the “Care for Our Heroes Act” last week in the House of Representatives, which would mandate that all veterans are eligible for U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs’ hospice care when they need it. Currently, veterans who have not enrolled […]