Home Care For Veterans: Community Care Network

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What is Community Care Network and How to Get Home Care?

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For many Veterans, home care is a viable and preferred option that allows them to age in place while receiving the necessary support to maintain their quality of life.

We will look at two different VA programs and give a brief overview of their differences, eligibility criteria, and the opportunities each one offers.

The Community Care Network (CCN) is a nationwide network of healthcare providers, including doctors, hospitals, and other medical professionals, that work with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide healthcare services to eligible Veterans outside of the VA healthcare system. The VA works with CCN providers to ensure that Veterans receive high-quality, timely, and accessible healthcare services that meet their individual needs.

The VA does not directly offer HHA/Homemaker or respite services, so they authorize community providers to provide this care to Veterans.

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How Can A Veteran Qualify For Home Care Through CCN?

The CCN is a health program, in simple terms.

Veterans must be enrolled in the VA health care system and have been determined to need home care services by a VA caseworker, social worker, nurse, or care coordinator.

The number of hours a Veteran is awarded is solely based on need and not on financial standing. Usually, Veterans are assigned between 6 -16 hours of care per week, but there’s no maximum limit.

In some cases, the VA may authorize 24-hour care to ensure that the veteran is properly taken care of.