Veteran Directed Care

Serving Benton, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis and Saline County, Missouri.
Where there's a WILS, there's a way to access veteran's services.

Veterans Directed Care

The Veteran Directed Care (VDC) program is offered by the Veterans Administration to Veterans who receive their primary care from the VA and are at risk of nursing home placement. It offers Veterans and their families greater access, choice and control over the long-term services and supports that allow them to age safely and independently in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

Veterans enrolled in VDC manage a Veteran-specific monthly budget, with oversight and support from community Providers. The Veteran can decide for themselves what mix of products and services best meet their needs.

This includes the ability to hire, schedule and supervise a caregiver of their choice – it can even be a spouse, family member, or friend.

WILS will work directly with any Veteran, regardless of county of residence, who wishes to enroll in VDC or wants to learn more about Veterans benefits. We’re here to serve those who have served.

VDC Eligibility

Since Veteran-Directed Care is included in the VHA Standard Medical Benefits Package, all enrolled Veterans are eligible if they meet the clinical need for the service and it is available. To qualify, you must:

  • Be a Veteran
  • Be enrolled in VA healthcare
  • Want to live at home
  • Meet the clinical need for VDC
  • Be able to direct your care or appoint an authorized representative to direct your care for you

Is VDC Right For Me?

VDC services are tailored to meet your assessed needs. Call WILS to speak with one of our Veterans services staff members to discover the specific assistance you may be eligible to receive. Examples of daily activities you may be able to receive help with include, but are not limited to:

  • Eating
  • Getting Dressed
  • Personal Grooming
  • Bathing
  • Using the Bathroom
  • Moving from one place to another
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The Power of Veteran Directed Care

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will increase access to HCBS to serve the growing demand of veterans who prefer independence at home over living in a nursing facility.

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