Veterans-Directed Home and Community Based Services

The VA helps to compensate the veteran to be able to receive services they need to stay in their home.  This will give them another solution to help pay for the cost of care.  It ensures they can pay for the in home services needed. This is a VA state healthcare side of benefits.  The veteran will be responsible to coordinate the services that come into their homes if they are accepted into this benefit.

Please open website above for more details on this program.  

Steps you need to take to get enrolled:  

* Keep in mind you have to be enrolled in the Iowa City VA Medical Center loop of care as a patient. For example:  If you receive your primary care through the Waterloo, Decorah, Coralville, or Cedar Rapids VA clinics this could be a possibility for you.  

* You need to contact your social worker, or primary care nurse to ask for a referral.  Ask if you would be a candidate to be placed into this program. Your social worker or primary care nurse is located at the VA primary care clinic you receive treatment at.  

*Devon Sheets, Care Coordinator Case Worker from the Iowa City VAMC (319) 358-5970 will receive your referral, and will call you to do the intake process.