Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:The Organization of the VA and Military Health Systems
Slide content:VA Domiciliary Care Program Oldest element in VA health care system Called soldiers homes in late 1860s Residential treatment for veterans with: Severe medical conditions Mental illness, substance abuse, psychosocial problems Operates with the VAs Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs Foster healthy behaviors, improve quality of life, integration into society 11
Slide notes:The Domiciliary Care Program is the oldest health component in the VA system. It was established after the Civil War in the late 1860s, when facilities called soldiers homes began to provide care and housing for disabled and poor veterans. VA domiciliaries are residences that provide treatment and rehabilitation for veterans with severe medical conditions, mental illness, substance abuse disorders, or other psychosocial problems. The Domiciliary Care Program operates together with the VAs Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs. These programs aim to foster healthy behaviors in a safe living environment, improve quality of life, and help veterans participate in their communities. 11