Options for caregivers at end of life:
- Homemaker Home Health Aid services:
If you have a prognosis of three months or less, you are eligible for sixteen hours a week of caregiving.
- Veteran-directed care:
This program is suspended due to the pandemic.
Offers similar support as the Homemaker Home Health Aid program but gives money directly to veterans so they can hire the person of their choice.
- Aid and Attendance:
This program requires two months or less prognosis plus the need for assistance with at least three activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, toileting). The Aid and Attendance program provides money to go directly towards care. There are financial, medical, and service requirements also.
More info at VA Aid and Attendance
- VA Community Living: (including some intermediate care facilities and some veteran-specific care centers)
In the links below, select your county and you can choose from a list of veteran service officers to contact who can assist with determining eligibility and placement. You will be asked to complete a needs assessment.
*Since the pandemic, this service has been limited to patients coming out of the hospital.
Local contacts who can be enlisted to help with navigating these resources. Ask you hospice social worker for assistance in contacting:
- The VA primary care MSW
- The VSO for the community living benefit
Resources regarding long-term care, pensions, and burial benefits can be found at https://www.oregon.gov/odva/Resources/Pages/Aging-Veterans.aspx