Advocates Worry Lack Of Information From VA Is Leading Veterans’ Misperceptions Over Nursing Home Care
A lack of beds is part of the problem, but there are also misunderstandings among veterans, officials say. Veterans with a service-linked disability rating of at least 70 percent are eligible for VA nursing homes, but advocates worry that some might think care is available regardless of their disability status. The concerns were registered during a hearing of a subcommittee of the House Committee on Veteran's Affairs.
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Aging Vets Face Unmet VA Needs, Advocate Testifies
Ventura County's 40,000 veterans face unmet needs when it comes to VA nursing home care, Ventura County's veteran services officer told a congressional subcommittee in Camarillo on Monday. Speaking at a field hearing to a subcommittee of the House Committee on Veteran's Affairs, Mike McManus said veterans with a service-linked disability rating of at least 70 percent are eligible for VA nursing homes. Only 4 percent of the county's veterans — about 1,600 people — meet that qualification. (Kisken, 7/30)