Report Shows Veterans Wait Longer to See a Private Doctor Than a VA Provider

Posted in Uncategorized on September 25, 2018

Report Shows Veterans Wait Longer to See a Private Doctor Than a VA Provider

A recent report by the nonpartisan group Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed fears that veterans using the Veterans Choice Program – created to reduce VA wait times through increased access to private healthcare – would have actually been seen sooner through a VA provider. The new program allows veterans to elect to see certain private Read More »

VA Establishes the Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization

Posted in Uncategorized on September 18, 2018

VA Establishes Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced the establishment of the Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM). The new department will be focused on ensuring a successful transition from the legacy patient data system, providing a better transition for Veterans moving from active duty status. Learn more about the new department and how it Read More »

VA Launches National Registry for Medical Implant Devices

Posted in Uncategorized on September 11, 2018

VA Launches National Registry for Medical Implant Devices

Learn more about how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is collaborating with three federal agencies and a number of academic leaders to launch the country’s largest health-system, medical-implant tracking program. VA to Launch National Registry for Medical Implant Devices Collaborating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Defense (DoD) and Read More »

How the VA Protects Veterans From Predatory Lending

Posted in Uncategorized on September 4, 2018

How the VA Protects Veterans From Predatory Lending

A new policy implementing the May 2018 "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act" protects veterans from predatory lending practices when applying for a VA-guaranteed refinance loan. Learn more. How the VA Protects Veterans From Issues Surrounding Refinancing Home Loans The VA Home Loan Program is designed to help active duty service members and Read More »

What Is the VA Medical Foster Home Program?

Posted in Uncategorized on August 28, 2018

What Is the VA Medical Foster Home Program?

Last Updated: August 28, 2018 For senior veterans who can’t remain in their homes and who don’t want to move to a nursing home, there’s a growing alternative: VA medical foster homes. Since 1999, an increasing number of VA hospitals around the country have reached out to homeowners in their communities, seeking people who are Read More »

VA Medical Foster Homes Offer Veterans Personalized Care

Posted in Uncategorized on August 21, 2018

VA Medical Foster Homes Offer Veterans Personalized Care

The ability to “age in place” and spend one’s senior years in the comfort of a home, cared for and surrounded by family or friends, seems like an impossibility to many seniors, especially to U.S. veterans who find themselves alone, on a limited budget or physically impaired. Through its Medical Foster Home (MFH) program, however, Read More »

From Military to Law Enforcement: Tips for Making the Transition

Posted in Uncategorized on August 14, 2018

From Military to Law Enforcement: Tips for Making the Transition

Last Updated: August 14, 2018 Many of the attributes that military veterans have developed during their time in the service make them ideal candidates for work in civilian law enforcement. Clarity in stressful situations, dedication and hard work make the transition to law enforcement an obvious potential next step after your Expiration of Active Obligated Read More »

This Pets and Vets Program Is Changing Veterans' Lives

Posted in Uncategorized on August 7, 2018

This Pets and Vets Program Is Changing Veterans' Lives

Animals can heal – and when it comes to coping with service-related mental health concerns, service dogs are instrumental. One innovative pet program pairs rescue dogs with veterans who are coping with anxiety, severe depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health-related issues. The program “saves lives at both ends of the leash,” rescuing Read More »

Empathy Lab Showcases Smart Technologies to Help Disabled Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on July 31, 2018

Empathy Lab Showcases Smart Technologies to Help Disabled Veterans

What if a veteran’s home could detect and respond to symptoms of a PTSD-related event in everyday life? What if more elements of life were connected through emerging technology to make life for disabled veterans easier and more accessible? These are questions that employees at USAA recently tackled through a 24-hour “Hackathon,” submitting ideas and Read More »

Battling PTSD and Suicide Among Female Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on July 24, 2018

Though the risk for depression and suicide has risen among all veteran in recent years, the PTSD and suicide rate for female veterans has soared to 85% with female veterans being 250% more likely to commit suicide than their male counterparts. These staggering numbers are leading advocacy groups, the military and the U.S. Department of Veterans Read More »