Vets’ Benefits Updates

For vets needing help to live independently at home. I've had suggestions about making the brochure more appropriate for a national distribution and hope you'll be kind to send this update to your correspondence. I've given your readers a link to a basic YouTube introduction to the program, and all it takes is getting in touch with your local VAMC social worker or VA primary care provider.

Finally, here's a short list of situations where veterans are candidates for VDC:
Veterans are determined program eligible when one or more of the following conditions is met:

  1. Three or more activities of daily living (ADL) dependencies
  2. Significant cognitive impairment
  3. Receiving hospice services
  4. Two ADL dependencies and two or more of the following:
    a. Three or more instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) dependencies
    b. Recently discharged from a nursing facility
    c. 75 years old or greater
    d. Three hospitalizations or 12 outpatient clinics or emergency evaluations
    e. Clinically depressed
    f. Lives alone
  5. Might not meet any specific criteria but clinically determined by the local VAMC to need services

Hold Me Tight® Workshop for Couples for Veterans and Their Partners at Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center NYU Langone Health
Dates: August 17-18 2018, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Free Workshop, refreshments provided

This FREE workshop is for couples who want to strengthen their relationship and communication skills, decrease conflict, and connect in a more effective and powerful way. The workshop will teach skills the couples can take home once they leave the workshop. The workshop is based on the Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples – a Gold Standard of couples therapy. The workshop emphasizes privacy and confidentiality and includes presentations, guided couple exercises, video clips of couple interactions, and group discussion. Participants do not need to speak in the group if they do not wish to. Assistant counselors are available for support. To sign up for the workshop please call 646-754-4743 or email: