What should you know about advance care planning and serious illness care at the VA?
All Veterans, whether healthy or ill, young or old, receiving healthcare in a clinic, hospital, or at home, deserve to have their wishes heard and healthcare preferences honored. These resources and stories highlight approaches and tools to support Veterans at any age or stage of health in sharing, documenting, and honoring their healthcare goals and preferences.
- https://www.va.gov/geriatrics/docs/VA_Form_10_0137_Advance_Directive.pdf(VA Form 10-0137)
- The VA honors all advance directive documents with legal standing in the community (such as our Kōkua Mau Advance Directive.)
See also: VA Resources for Health Care Providers
What veteran home care options are available in the community in Hawai’i? How can we partner with providers to help navigate veteran benefits and services for the seriously ill?”
Please join Kōkua Mau’s own Dr. Emese Somogyi, Physician with the VA to hear about their programs and Dr. Katie Melton, Amanda Wong (APRN) and Dr. Lavonda Nakamoto have graciously agreed to participate to address other support services (e.g. HBPC, H:HHA, etc) that may be provided by the VA. (Recorded April 2022)