VOICE - Veterans Options for Independence Choice and Empowerment
VOICE is a Veterans Directed Home and Community Based Services (VD-HCBS) program that enables eligible Veterans to choose and direct their own care, in their homes. VOICE supports Veterans to have greater access, choice and control over their long term care services.
Veterans are assessed by their VA provider to determine what their physical needs are and based on the assessment are given a budget for services. The Veteran and family or representative are then responsible to decide how the budget will be used.
The VD-HBCS program has four primary purposes.
See a great example of the VOICE program at work here in this article Program helps veterans maintain quality of life at home
Joyanna Geisler in the Homer ILC office; 907-235-7911
Lori Engler in the Soldotna office; 907-262-6342
Alaska VA Long Term Care Program contacts
Eileen Heaston, LCSW Long Term Care Coordinator; 907-257-4863
Nicki Addonisio, LCSW Long Term Care Social Worker; 907-257-3728, FAX 907-257-4718
Multitude of Services
Veterans receiving VD-HCBS can decide what mix of home and community based services will best meet their needs including;
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