Community-Based Care Services are one of several options to consider when reviewing your or another person's long-term care needs.
If you or your family has the ability to transport you to group social activities, to appointments with your doctor, or to take you out for some meals, you may not need community-based care services. However, for those individuals who do not have the ability to get out and about on their own or with family or friends, community-based care services can be a valuable resource.
Community-based organizations are usually staffed by volunteers. The types of services offered by each organization will differ, so you should contact any organization you are considering to get more information.
For more information on Community-Based Care Services and other long-term care options, visit our Publications page and look under the subject headings "Community-Based Care Services" or "Long-Term Care". You can also contact us for more information or assistance.
VDA staff can also put you in touch with your local Long-term Care Ombudsman. The Long-term Care Ombudsman Program helps people with specific concerns about long-term care service providers find solutions in a confidential manner.