Veteran Directed Care

Veteran Directed Care (VDC) is a program designed to provide Veterans with personalized home and community-based services (HCBS) in a consumer-directed manner. It caters to Veterans of all ages who require assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and meal preparation. Additionally, it addresses the needs of Veterans who may be socially isolated or whose caregivers are experiencing significant burdens.

Under the VDC program, eligible Veterans are allocated a budget for services, which they or their appointed representatives manage. With guidance from a Person-Centered Counselor, Veterans have the autonomy to recruit and hire their own caregivers to fulfill their daily needs, thereby enabling them to live independently at home or in their community.

This program empowers Veterans by granting them greater control over their care and support services, fostering a sense of autonomy and dignity in managing their health and well-being.

To be eligible, Veterans must meet the criteria for community care as defined by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). For more information on this program, please reach out to the VDC Program Coordinator at the Syracuse VA Medical Center by calling (315) 425-6548.

Veteran Care Attendant Opportunities

If you’re interested in becoming a Veteran Care Attendant (VCA) for the Veteran Directed Care program, you’ll need to complete a verification of interest under the “Work with Us” section. Once you’ve submitted your information, a representative from ARISE will contact you to discuss potential positions and next steps in the application process.

Contact Us

Lauren Canorro

Assistant Director of Consumer Directed Services

(315) 671-5436