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Veteran support

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Veteran Directed Care

Veteran Directed Care enables eligible veterans to receive personalized assistance with daily living activities, allowing them to remain in their homes and communities. This self-directed program offers veterans and their caregivers the following opportunities:

  • Determine the type and timing of support they require and who provides it.
  • Access one-on-one case management and support from an assigned case manager.
  • Identify the goods and services that best meet their needs.
  • Manage their budget through a flexible, self-directed care model.
  • Employ and supervise caregivers, including family and friends.
  • Purchase items and services to support independent living in their communities.

To apply, veterans should contact their existing Veteran Affairs social worker or a local Veteran Affairs social worker at 303-399-8020, option 2. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs determines veterans' eligibility and budget to participate in the Veteran Directed Care program. 

The primary focus of Veteran Directed Care is to empower veterans to live independently with the assistance they need. In collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, the Area Agency on Aging offers case management services for eligible program participants in Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin and Jefferson counties.

For general inquiries about Veteran Directed Care, please contact us at 720-278-2351 or vdc@drcog.org

For more information:

Watch the following Veterans Health Administration video to learn more about the Veteran Directed Care program.