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What is Home Health Care?

Home Health Care is skilled home care provided by VA and contract agencies to veterans who are homebound with chronic diseases and includes nursing, physical/occupational therapy and social services. There are several types of home health care offered to eligible veterans by VA including: • Homemakers for shopping, cleaning or meal preparation. • Home Health Aides for help with bathing and dressing. • Nursing Assistants for bathing. • Nurses to help medications and dressing changes • Physical therapists to help with mobility exercises and strength training. • Occupational therapists to help re-learn activities such as eating, dressing, etc. • Speech therapists to help re-learn how to speak after a stroke or surgery. The VA may pay for healthcare services depending on eligibility. Discuss with your VA social worker or VA primary care provider to determine what services may be available to you.

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