Veterans Health Administration Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides qualified health care for veterans. The determination of eligibility for VA benefits can be very complex, and the care is not always free. The VA operates> 160 hospitals, 43 domestic facilities and> 130 nursing homes. In addition, agreements exist for care services to community hospitals and nursing homes. Several innovative geriatric programs (including geriatric assessment units;. Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center and hospital-based home health care programs) were developed in the VA system. Tricare Health This program is for military personnel on active duty military personnel retire and their families. Older Americans Act (OAA) decrees in 1965, the OAA has developed from a program with small grants and research projects to a network of 57 state, territorial and Indian units for the Aging, 670 Area Agencies on Aging and thousands of community agencies the primary purpose of the OAA is the development, coordination and provision of a comprehensive system of services for the elderly at the local level; The services include information and communication, public relations, transportation, senior centers, nutrition programs, legal advocacy, protection services, employment of Senoiren, ombudsman programs and support services. The OAA also provides funds for research and training available. Persons> 60 years are eligible, regardless of income. Social Security Although it is not usually regarded as a health program, which provides Social Security payments of rents, use the elderly for health care services. Elderly receive two types of payments: Old Age and Survivors Insurance, which is funded by the Social Security Trust and payments to retirees, surviving spouses or dependents makes Supplementary Security Income, financed out of general taxation, provides a guaranteed minimum income for old, blind and disabled people Title XX of the social Security Act This program authorizes the reimbursement of social services to states, incl. the various home health services and household services (eg. as meal preparation, laundry, light housework, shopping) for the frail elderly. These funds were transferred to the Social Services Block Grant Program, which was intended to prevent inappropriate institutional care by providing community-based care and other support or reduce and to enable older people to maintain their autonomy in the community. The program is defined, managed and implemented by the States; The home care or which is covered by Medicare or Medicaid any service is not supported. The program covers health services from only if they are an “integral but subordinate” part of general social service program.

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