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http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPub....asp?pub_ID=316

This is one of the most recent directives, per NVLSP, on Va nursing home care and eligibility.

Also the VA has a CNHC program in which they pay for contractual public or private care.

This is a veterans community- we have 3 of these CNHC homes within 7-8 miles of my house- about 25 miles from the VAMC.

Our local VA Nursing home is very nice but it seems most patients there are restricted to the VA grounds.

Not by law- by either their disability or it is hard sometimes to get a taxi into the town.Actually there are many things that a mobile nursing home vet can do there-there is movie theatre, post office, and canteen close at hand-

It appears to me that this is the requrement (from NVLSP) page 694:

Nursing home care is required to be provided by VA for " any veteran in need of nursing home care for a service connected disability,and and veteran with a combined service connected rating of 70 or more who is in need of nursing home care."

If space and resources allow- some other vets might be eligible under 38 USC 1710 (a)(2)

That reg does not seem to limit care solely due to direct service connected nursing home needs- but only to having any service connection at combined rating of 70%. Howevere there are other requirements too-

The Community based Nursing homes in this area are real homes, with professional care providers, and

provide homecooked meals, and a more home- based environment.

I have been in them and they are all really nice and have an upbeat atmosphere.

Many of the vets there can walk to a local store, post office, and to a library in each town.

Still there are no buses or taxis around these parts so that restricts where they can go.

One of them -I heard many times on the police scanner- walks all the way to Bath NY-20 miles away.He is in his late 60s and this is quite a walk.

The police just go into village of Bath- they all know him and ask him if he needs a ride back to the home.

Have you talked to the Patient's rep at the closest VAMC?

Is there a nursing home VA or private -paid for by VA- in your locale?

There are other other requirements as to admission into VA nursing homes-do you have the VBM ? lots of info there-

NVLSP refers on page 297- to this other directive for the additional updated information:

http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPub...asp?pub_ID=1394

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our va nursing home is right on the outside of the town off the highway where taxis charge quite a bit to get to and from. I think they have a special bus though that takes some of them into town if they dont have there own car. The only bad thing about the va home here is the waiting list to be in it. I dont think they have enough help or rooms in that facility. It is connected though to a small va clinic which is good for their medical care. Also the VA reps office is in the clinic so the VSO's go to the va home next door and talk to the vets that live there if they have a claim that way they dont even have to leave the home.

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