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Resources for Aging Veterans

We support our Veterans. We can help them face aging, disability, and illness. And we value their preferences, independence, and well-being in the process.

Shared decision making

We encourage Veterans to be aware of their needs, preferences, and options in their health care. They can take the lead in making these health-related plans and decisions. 

Learn more about shared decision making by clicking here.

Long term services and supports

Long Term Services and Supports are provided over a long period of time. They can help Veterans who are chronically ill or disabled stay as independent as possible.

Services can be given in many settings, such as:

  • Veterans homes

  • Community sites

  • Residential settings

  • Nursing homes

We encourage Veterans to learn about and use these services if they need them. Click here to learn more.

Home and community based care options

  • Adult Day Health Care

  • Home Based Primary Care

  • Homemaker Home Health Aide Care

  • Hospice Care

  • Palliative Care

  • Program for All Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE)

  • Respite Care

  • Skilled Home Health Care

  • Telehealth Care

  • Veteran-Directed Care

To learn more about home and community based care options, click here.

Residential care options

  • Adult Family Home

  • Assisted Living Facility

  • Community Residential Care

  • Medical Foster Home

To learn more about residential care options, click here.

Nursing home care options

  • Community Living Center

  • Community Nursing Home

  • State Veterans Home

To learn more about nursing home care options, click here.


Well-being is the combination of mental health, physical health, and spiritual health. It is also called mind, body, and spirit. Find programs and resources for each of the 8 parts of well-being:  

  • Stay Active

  • Stay Safe

  • Find Balance

  • Eat Healthy

  • Sleep Well

  • Build Relationships

  • Nurture Your Spirit

  • Lower Stress

Learn more about well-being by clicking here.

Paying for long term care

You may be able to pay for long term care services through VA, Federal and State programs (Medicare and Medicaid), and through insurance or your private funds. Learn about these programs by clicking here.

Locate services and resources

Find links to websites that can help you locate and learn more about VA hospitals and clinics, long term services and supports, well-being programs, caregiver support, and more. Click here to learn more.

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Last Annual Review Date: 8/1/2020
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