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Geriatrics and Extended Care

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Geriatrics and Extended Care Services (GEC) is committed to optimizing the health and well-being of Veterans with multiple chronic conditions, life-limiting illness, frailty or disability associated with chronic disease, aging or injury.

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Geriatrics and Extended Care Services (GEC) is committed to optimizing the health and well-being of Veterans with multiple chronic conditions, life-limiting illness, frailty or disability associated with chronic disease, aging or injury. Our programs maximize each Veteran’s functional independence and lessen the burden of disability on Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Find out more.

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Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers (GRECCs) attract scientists and health science students to the field of geriatrics to help increase the basic knowledge of aging, transmit this knowledge to health care providers, and improve the quality of care delivered to elders. Find out more.

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Geriatric Patient Aligned Care Team (Geri-PACT) offers enhanced ambulatory care expertise for managing community-dwelling Veterans whose healthcare needs are particularly challenging due to multiple chronic diseases, coexisting cognitive and functional decline as well as psychosocial factors. Find out more.

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The Guide to Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) is your key to comprehensive information about services in VA and the larger community.

Home and community based services

Home and Community Based Services  including: Adult Day Health Care, Home Based Primary Care, Homemaker and Home Health Aide Care, Hospice and Palliative Care, Program of All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE), Respite Care, Skilled Home Health Care, Telehealth Care, and Veteran Directed Care.

Home and community based services

Residential Settings including: Community Residential Settings, Adult Family Homes, Assisted Living and Medical Foster Homes.

Home and community based services

Nursing Homes including: Community Living Centers, Community Nursing Homes and State Veterans Homes.

Home and community based services

How to Pay for Long Term Care including funding from: VA, Medicare, Medicaid, and personal funds and LTC insurance.

Home and community based services

And use the Resources section for links to a variety of VA and community programs that can benefit you and your caregiver.

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VHA Leadership Supports Shared Decision Making Watch this exciting video to learn why VHA leaders are urging the adoption of collaborative decision making for choices about long term services and supports.
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Gina L. Capra, M.P.A
Director, Office of Rural Health

Dayna Cooper, R.N., MSN
Director, Home & Community Care Programs, GEC

Michael A. Doukas, M.D., MPA
Chief Consultant, Specialty Care Services

Stacy Garrett-Ray, M.D., MPH, MBA
Senior Medical Advisor & Lead, New Models of Care, Office of Strategic Integration

Tracy W. Gaudet, M.D.
Director of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation

Christa Hojlo, PhD, R.N., NHA
Director VA Community Living Centers

Rajiv Jain, M.D.
Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Patient Care Services

Michael T. Kilmer, LCSW
Chief Consultant, Care Management & Social Work Services

Linda Kinsinger, M.D.
Chief Consultant for Preventive Medicine

Ken Shay, D.D.S., MS
Director of Geriatric Programs, GEC

 

 

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