Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Dementia Caregiver Support Program

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

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General Information
Description of ServiceVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System,s Dementia Caregiver Support Program is and innovative model of a patient-centered alternative to institutional extended care.

This program utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach involving a registered nurse, social worker, and psychologist. Team members utilize Telehealth technology, phone interventions, and a caregiver telephone support groups monitor and provide interventions or caregivers. The primary goal of this program is to reduce caregiver burden and stress, provide caregiver education and resource identification, and improve overall quality of life for both caregivers and veterans.
Geographical AreaAllegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland
Intake ProcedureATo have a Veteran and caregiver evaluated, a provider can place a consult in CPRS to initiate a review
for program enrollment or call 412-328-5991.
Helpful TipsThe Dementia Caregiver Support Program can serve caregivers within a 60-mile radius of VAPHS.
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
EligibilityThe veteran must be enrolled in VAPHS and be seen at least annually. The veteran must have a dementia diagnosis. The primary caregiver must be living in the same residence and not be a paid caregiver.
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 University Drive
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Mailing Address 1 University Drive
Mail Attention To VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Main Phone 412-822-2222
Hotline Phone 800-273-8255
Emergency/After Hours Phone 24-hour toll-free: 866-482-7488
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
Affiliated Program: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
This Service: Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Dementia Caregiver Support Program
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Caregiver Issues (YZ-1350)
Dementia (YF-3000.2380)
Disease/Disability Information (LH-2700.1700)
Home Telemedicine (LV-8500.3000)
Veterans (YN-9000)