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Long-Term Care Options for Veterans: Veterans in Charge (VIC)

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At LTC Consumer, we’re proud of our country’s veterans. We believe this group of men and women deserve the best care and services for the sacrifice they gave to our country.

While not everyone can afford Long-Term Care Insurance, great programs are available for American veterans to make sure they are cared for and given the services they need. Veteran In Charge (VIC) is one of those programs. (LTC Consumer is not affiliated with the Veteran in Charge program.)

Veterans In Charge is a veteran directed home and community-based services program. It serves eligible veterans of any age who may be at risk for nursing home placement. VIC allows veterans to receive home and community-based services so they can continue living in their home as long as possible.

VIC allows veterans to receive home and community-based services so they can continue living in their home as long as possible.
VIC allows veterans to receive home and community-based services so they can continue living in their home as long as possible.

As a veteran directed program, vets have control over:

  • What services, supports, and goods they need
  • Who provides supports and services
  • When, where, and how supports and services are provided
  • How much is paid for them

Veteran In Charge is a program in partnership with the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) and The Independence Center (IC). An IC coach works with eligible veterans to manage their VA-funded services and supports.

Are you or someone you know a veteran with a disability who would like to live more independently in the community? The VIC program gives vets the freedom to create a self-directed plan for more independence and control in how long-term services and supports are paid for.

With help from a coach, a flexible monthly budget is developed to buy goods and services, including:

  • Adult day care
  • Assistive devices
  • Caregiver support
  • Emergency response system
  • Environmental support
  • Homemaker services
  • Home modifications
  • In-home personal care
  • Meal delivery
  • Transportation

“The VIC program gives vets the freedom to create a self-directed plan for more independence and control in how long-term services and supports are paid for.”

If you or someone you know is interested in the Veteran In Charge program, contact the program directly for more information.

It’s never too early to start thinking about long-term care planning. If you haven’t created a plan for yourself, we can help. Contact LTC Consumer for more information about insurance and coverage options available. Whether you’re interested in receiving care at home or in a facility, Long-Term Care insurance has you covered.

Contact us today for a free quote from top LTC carriers and no-obligation long-term care planning services.

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