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Cincinnati VA Medical Center

 

Home Based Primary Care

Home based primary care is a group effort between the Veteran, family, caregiver and VA. The program uses a multi-discipline team of health care professionals (nurses, doctors, social workers, dietitians, etc.) who work together to create a plan of care specific to each Veteran.

The program is designed for homebound Veterans to:

  • Improve quality of life
  • Restore health so the veteran can function at the highest level
  • Help veterans achieve their greatest degree of independence
  • Reduce the need for admissions and re-admissions to the hospital
  • Reduce the length of hospital stays
  • Reduce the number of outpatient visits
  • Support caregivers in their desire to keep a loved one at home

Home Based Primary Care Provides:

  • Medication management, teaching and how to administor the medication
  • Wound care
  • Pain management
  • Laboratory draws
  • Tele-home care
  • Care coordination between VA and community care providers
To be Eligible for Home Care a Veteran Must Be:
  • Confined to the home with chronic health problems that require ongoing care
  • Discharged from the hospital and require short-term follow-up care at home to become fully independent
  • Near the end-of-life and wish to die at home
  • Unable to manage their own health care
If you would like a referral or more information, ask your primary care provider.

Home based primary care referrals are made by your primary care provider at (513) 475-6304.

Contact Info

Location

  • Cincinnati VAMC
    Primary Care
    1st Floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 513-861-6304

Hours of Operation

  • 8 am to 4 pm

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