ERIC Number: EJ720183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
The Overseas Service Veteran At Home Pilot: How Choice of Care May Affect Use of Nursing Home Beds and Waiting Lists. Brief Report
Pedlar, David; Walker, John
Canadian Journal on Aging, v23 n4 p367-369 Win 2004
In 1999 Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) implemented the Overseas Service Veterans (OSV) At Home Pilot Project in response to the problem that a growing number of clients were on waiting lists for beds in long-term care facilities. The At Home pilot offered certain clients on waiting lists, who met nursing-level care and military-service requirements, access to home care and treatment services for which they had previously been ineligible. A review of the pilot showed that a large majority of clients preferred to remain at home, with support, rather than accept a long-term care placement, even when a bed became available. The pilot has helped reduce waiting times for nursing home beds and may have important implications for reducing costs and the demand for long-term care beds.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Veterans, Pilot Projects, Nursing Homes, Health Services, Military Personnel, Home Programs, Access to Health Care, Delivery Systems
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Canada