The VA offers a number of services for veterans with family caregivers. For additional information regarding any of these services, contact the VA caregiver support line at (855) 260-3274 or your local caregiver support coordinator.
About The Southeast VA Clinic
Providing a range of healthcare services for veterans, the Southeast VA Clinic is located in Gilbert, AZ and serves those on the east side of the Valley, including Mesa, Queen Creek, Ahwautukee, Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Chandler, Coolidge, Florence, Gold Canyon, San Tan Valley, and Superior, AZ.
Made up of doctors, physician’s assistants, and nurse practitioners to provide care for veterans, the clinic has various psychiatric and medical specialties that are available. These include each of the following:
- Physical medicine
The clinic also includes several modalities of telehealth as well as a laboratory draw station. The clinic does not have an on-site pharmacy; however, prescriptions are filled by mail through the main facility.
Each of the following includes VA benefits or VA home care services:
1. Adult Day Health Care
The Adult Day Health Day Care is a program for veterans that provides a number of social activities, companionship, and peer support. The program also provides support for veterans who need assistance with ADLs (activities of daily living). This is also for veterans who feel lonely or who have caregivers struggling with the burden of providing care.
The Adult Day Health Care program can provide VA respite care for a family caregiver as well as help veterans and caregivers manage their care at home. The Adult Day Health Care program is provided at VA medical centers, State Veterans Homes, and community organizations.
2. Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC)
Home-Based Primary Care includes VA home care services, provided to the veteran in their home. The health care team who provides the services is also supervised by a VA physician. This program is for veterans with complex health needs for whom clinic-based care is not sufficient.
As veterans have difficulties making visits to clinics due to the severity of their illness, VA home care provides in-home support for ongoing diseases that affect their daily activities and health.
HBPC is also for veterans who are experiencing loneliness or caregivers experiencing burden and can be used in combination with other services.
3. Home Hospice Care
During the later stages of terminal diseases, VA home hospice care provides support for veterans and family caregivers in their own home. You can also expect an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals and volunteers from a local hospice agency available 24/7. Grief counseling is also available for you and other family members.
4. VA Respite Care
VA respite care provides a break for family caregivers, allowing them to handle other tasks while the home care is handled by one of our VA home care professionals. Those who require a VA respite caregiver are eligible for up to 30 days of respite care each year. These services are available in your loved one’s home, at a VA community living center, a VA-contracted community residential care facility, or adult day health care center.
5. Skilled Home Care
This VA benefit provides medical care for veterans who are homebound. These services are similar to Home-Based Primary Care, however, Skilled Home Care involves the VA purchase of care for a licensed, non-VA medical professional.
6. Home Telehealth
This service is designed for veterans living long distances from a VA medical center. This program uses computers and phones to connect veterans with a care coordinator. Included in this program are education, training, and online telephone-based support groups.
Veterans can also be referred to a care coordinator or nurse to enroll in Remote Monitoring Care to monitor the veteran’s medical condition. The enrollment is approved by the VA provider for those who clinically require the need for service.
7. Homemaker and Home Health Aides
Veterans with personal care needs are provided with VA home care on a routine schedule. This type of care is arranged by the local VA medical center and designed for those who need skilled services, help with activities of daily living, and case management.
While home health aides are not nurses, they are supervised by a registered nurse who helps to assess the Veteran’s daily living needs.
For additional support, you can refer to your local caregiver support coordinator, a licensed professional who can match you with the above services for which you are eligible. They can also provide information on resources that can provide support and help care for your veteran loved one.
The VA’s Caregiver Support Line is available at 1 (855) 260-3274 if you have more questions or need assistance connecting with your caregiver support coordinator at your local VA medical center.
VA Home Care
If you have a loved one who is a veteran, the VA can provide support in terms of home care and health care services. As a VA-approved home care provider, Assisting Hands Home Care can provide the in-home care services your loved one needs whose cost is covered by the VA.
Our VA home care services include non-medical home health care, respite care, senior and elderly care, hospice care assistance, 24/7 home care and live-in home care, and much more.
During these services, our trained, licensed, and background-checked caregivers can help with meal preparation, transportation, light housekeeping, companionship, and a range of personal care activities.
We are available in Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, AZ and the surrounding areas to provide a free consultation. Give us a call at (602) 535-5440 to get started or for more information.