“VA Health Care: Veterans’ Use of Long-Term Care Is Increasing, and VA Faces Challenges in Meeting the Demand,” Government Accountability Office (GAO)
“Veterans rely on long-term care from the VA for everything from occasional help around the house to round-the-clock care. Eligibility is primarily based on the extent of a service-connected disability. Demand for long-term care increased 14% and VA’s expected spending went up 33% from FY 2014-2018. VA projects demand will continue to increase and spending will double by 2037. VA faces 3 key challenges to meeting long-term care needs: finding enough workers, providing care where geographically needed, and providing specialty care. We made 3 recommendations, including that VA develop measurable goals in these areas.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Yet another reason not to count on the VA for LTC.