It is crucial for all eligible veterans to enroll in the VA clinic program. For eligibility requirements, refer to the VA website and/or contact your county VA Service Officer (see websites listed below).
In Orlando, the process involves enrolling at the VA clinic, completing Form 1010EZ on line, or mailing the form to VA Medical Center Enrollment Clinic. The VA Medical Home is located at 5201 Raymond St., Orlando, Fl. 32803. The following documents are needed:
To speak to someone, please call 321-397-6177.
VA Benefits vary according to one’s needs. There are specialty services such as neurology, dermatology, speech, vision, auditory, surgical, geriatrics and other specialties. After completing eligibility requirements, you are assigned to a team (different colors) and given an appointment with a Primary Care Physician. To maintain eligibility, you must be seen twice each year. The VA does not have to be your primary health provider, but you must be in the system to receive benefits. For example, you may be eligible for free or low cost glasses and/or hearing aids within the VA system of contracted providers.
VA programs of interest to older persons include but are not limited to:
The Veteran is enrolled in the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) program. He receives in-home visits and monitoring from an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and a nurse/case manager. His wife receives regular supportive visits from the HBPC social worker. The couple has also received assistance from the team psychologist and has regular contact with the dietician.
In addition to the medical and emotional support provided within the home, he also participates in the Care Coordination Home Telehealth program. His wife is able to take his blood sugar, blood pressure, and other vital statistics and send them through the monitoring equipment to be reviewed daily at the VA by a Caregiver Support Coordinator. She has assistance three times a week with providing personal care (bathing/grooming) from trained staff through VA Community Health Care Services.
Respite services are now in place, which allows his wife to have agency staff come to assist him in the home while she takes personal time, runs errands, and attends appointments. Providing care for an ill, injured, or aging Veteran takes a lot of time, energy, and support. Through services offered by the VA, the veteran has been able to stay in his own home with assistance and support.
Orange County VA Service Officer, through the Veterans Service Office, 2100 E. Michigan Street, Orlando, FL. 32806, Phone: 407-836-8990
Seminole County VA Service Officer, 534 West Lake Mary Blvd. located in the Reflections Plaza at Hidden Lakes, 1/2 mile west of 17-92, in Sanford. Phone: (407) 665-2300. http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/comsrvs/vetsvcs/index.aspx
Osceola County VA Service Officer, 330 N Beaumont Ave, Kissimmee, FL 34741. Phone: 407-742-8455 http://osceola.org/veteransservices/home.cfm
Lake County VA Service Officer, 315 W. Main St. Suite 520 Tavares, FL 32778. Phone: 352-742-6585 http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/departments/community_services/health_and_human_services/veterans_services/
Volusia County VA Service Officer, Orange City, 775 Harley Strickland Blvd., Suite 104. Phone: 386-775-5205
To obtain details on VA services and benefits, you can access the VA website, http://www.va.gov/
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