Veterans Nursing Home Planning
The Veterans Millennium Health Care and Benefits Act (Millennium Act) of 1999 and VA policy require that VA provide nursing home care to certain veterans. Today, the VA provides a vast number of choices and options of residential short-term and long-term care to our veterans. Our experienced Veterans Nursing Home Planning attorney at the Dobson Law Group aids veterans and their families with navigating the complexities of the VA nursing home program and long-term care options, eligibility, available benefits and help determine funding options, such as VA, Medicare, Medicaid, personal funds and LTC insurance. Our approach is to help develop a care plan based on your individual situation that provides the best level of required care and determines the best source of funding.
Veterans Nursing Home Benefits Eligibility
Eligibility for VA nursing home or “non-institutional” long-term care includes:
- Veterans with a service-connected disability rating (or combined disability ratings) of 70 percent or higher.
- Veterans with a 60-percent service-connected disability rating who are unemployable, or who have a rating of “permanent and totally disabled.”
- Veterans with a service-connected disability that’s clinically determined to require nursing home care.
- Veterans who require nursing home care for any nonservice-connected disability and who meet income and asset criteria.
- Other veterans on a case-by-case basis, with priority given to veterans with service-connected disabilities and those who need care for post-acute rehabilitation, respite, hospice,
Veterans Nursing Homes
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates a nursing home program that provides or pays for veterans’ care in three nursing home settings:
- VA-operated nursing homes
- Community nursing homes
- State veterans’ nursing homes.
In addition, veterans needing nursing home care may also receive it from non-VA providers that are not funded by VA.
Community Living Centers are another type of VA long-term care facility. These centers provide both short-term residential care like assisted living and ongoing community care for veterans with chronic stable conditions, including dementia; those requiring rehabilitation or short-term special services such as respite or intravenous therapy; and those who need hospice or other palliative care at the end of life. Most Community Living Centers provide short-term rehabilitative or end-of-life care for up to 100 days. They can also provide longer-term care for veterans who require prolonged rehabilitation, are unable to obtain a place in a community nursing home, or otherwise lack a clinically appropriate community alternative.
We can help! Contact a Veterans Nursing Home Planning Lawyer in Greenville, South Carolina.
If you or a loved one has questions about Veterans Nursing Home and long-term care, we encourage you to contact an experienced Veterans Pension Benefits attorney to discuss your specific situation with the Dobson Law Group today at (864)271-8171 or online to schedule an appointment. The Veterans Benefits attorneys at the Dobson Law Group can help, don’t wait and act now.
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