Making Waves! San Diego VA and AIS Pioneer CA’s First VD-HCBS Program
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Presentation from n4a's 2016 annual conference
Stacey Bjerke, Supervisor, San Diego County’s Aging & Independence Services, San Diego, CA
Carol Castillon, Deputy Director, San Diego County’s Aging & Independence Services, San Diego, CA
Ben Davidson, Owner, Premier Healthcare Services, Culver City, CA
San Diego County's Aging & Independence Services was the first California county to initiate a Veteran Directed Home and Community-Based Services (VD-HCBS) program. It is also one of the few sites nationwide that have successfully ramped up quickly to establish an "Agency of Choice" Model. This presentation walked attendees through the development of this program from the local VA social worker perspective, provided information about outcomes, as well as presented the national perspective on Veteran Directed programs. Attendees also heard from a Veteran participant currently enrolled in the program.