Senior Solutions provides the Veteran-directed Independence Program (VIP) to help eligible veterans create a plan to receive assistance at home.
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VIP is open to veterans of all ages. There are no income requirements, but individuals must need nursing home level care.
Once enrolled in VIP, a participating veteran develops a service plan and budget, with the help of a “care advisor” from Senior Solutions. Participating veterans determine their own service priorities and must be able to hire and supervise caregivers and manage their services. Caregiver payroll is managed by a Vermont organization, ARIS.
The program covers a broad range of expenses, including: adult day service, caregiver education, home modifications, adaptive devices, chore and maintenance services, health maintenance services, personal care, and other products or services that enable the veteran to live independently at home.
For more information, contact the Senior Helpline at 1-800-642-5119.