Veteran's Directed Care (VDC) offers a new Veteran-directed approach to home and community-based services.  VDC is designed to provide you with more choice and control in directing your services and supports. In the VDC Program, Veteran-directed means you decide what services, supports, and goods you need, when they are provided, who provides them, where they are received, and how they're provided. 

Veteran-directed means you have more:

  • Choice
  • Control
  • Flexibility
  • Freedom

With Veteran-directed, you:

  • Are in control of your life and how you live it
  • Can get support with what you need in the way you need it
  • Make choices about your services and supports
  • Hire the people you want to provide your services and supports

Veteran-directed also means:

  • Money gets approved for you to use to hire workers and buy supports and goods
  • You work with the Direction Home Care Manager to create a spending plan for that money
  • You are responsible for following the VDC rules


My Responsibilities


As a VDC participant, some of your responsibilities will be to:

  • Assist with establishing your VDC eligibility through the Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC
  • Develop a Spending Plan
  • Follow your Spending Plan
  • Let someone know if you need help
  • Work with your Direction Home Care Manager
  • Work with your Financial Management Services (FMS) provider - Acumen
  • Arrange to get the services, supports and goods you need and pay for them according to your spending plan
  • Hire and manage the people who will provide services and supports, which may include replacing them if they are not working out for you.
  • Keep records
  • Follow the VDC guidelines and be accountable for the use of VDC funds

Does this sound like a fit for you? Whatever you need, the best way to get started is to call the ADRC at 877.770.5558.

Make an online Referral