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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Helping VA optimize its long-term care services
Principal Investigator:

Josephine Jacobs

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - June 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $163,119
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


By 2023, it is expected that the number of VHA enrollees aged 65 and over will increase from 4.1 million to 4.7 million. To meet the growing demand for long-term care services, VA has attempted to expand its home and community-based services (HCBS) through measures such as the 1999 Millennium Health Care and Benefits Act (the Millennium Act). These expansion efforts were based on the premise that HCBS provide care in Veterans’ setting of choice for a lower cost than in institutional settings and...

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