Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Home Based Primary Care
What is Home Based Primary Care?
Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) provides health care services to patients who are home-bound and have chronic and disabling medical conditions. An interdisciplinary team provides comprehensive primary care to the Veteran in his or her home.
Who makes up the Interdisciplinary Team?
- The primary care provider is responsible for the overall management of care at home.
- The nurse care manager performs routine home health assessments, monitors medications, and provides health education.
- The social worker assists in obtaining VA benefits, services, and community resources based on eligibility status.
- The rehabilitative therapist assesses functional abilities, home environment, and provides adaptive devices and education as needed.
- The pharmacist reviews medications on a regular basis and makes any recommendations to the medical provider.
- The registered dietitian assesses nutritional status, recommends dietary modifications, and provides nutritional education as needed.
- The psychologist provides psychosocial assessments, treatments, and counseling for the Veteran, family or caregiver as needed.
What are the goals of Home Based Primary Care?
- Optimize health to attain the highest possible functioning within the limits of illness.
- Coordinate the use of VA and community services to help the Veteran stay in the home as long as possible.
- Enhance quality of life.
- Recognize and support individual care needs.
- Maximize independence.
- Assist caregiver in coping with the stress of chronic illness.
- Equip the home to be a safe and therapeutic environment.
- Help to prevent or reduce the need for hospital admission and emergency department visits.
An Individualized Approach
If you qualify for Home Based Primary Care, you will receive regular, in-home visits from the entire multidisciplinary team.
If it is determined that you need additional help, the team may coordinate community health services such as home health aides, meals on wheels, adult daycare, etc.
The Home Based Primary Care team works closely with you and your caregiver to provide quality primary care in your home.
Who is eligible for Home Based Primary Care?
The initial requirement is eligibility for and enrollment in VA health care.
A Veteran is eligible for Home Based Primary Care if leaving the home is considered a hardship for the Veteran and their caregiver.
Veterans with chronic and disabling diseases.
Veterans with a high rate of unplanned urgent care visits and hospitalizations are encouraged to apply for this program.
Home Based Primary Care requires a consult be placed by the Veteran's current primary care provider. If you or a loved one is interested in Home Based Primary Care, see your provider for more information and to determine your eligibility.
- Building 16
- 610-384-7711 Ext. 3373
Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm