Respite Care - Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center
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Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center


Respite Care

Respite Care is a service that pays for a person to come to a Veteran's home or for a Veteran to go to a program while their family caregiver takes a break. While a Veteran gets Respite Care, the family caregiver can run errands or go out of town for a few days without worrying about leaving the Veteran alone at home.

Respite Care can be helpful to Veterans of all ages, and their caregiver. Veterans can receive Respite Care in an inpatient, outpatient or home setting.

Respite Care is for Veterans who need skilled services, case management, and assistance with activities of daily living (e.g., bathing or getting dressed) or instrumental activities of daily living (e.g., fixing meals and taking medicines); are isolated or their caregiver is experiencing burden. Respite Care can be used in combination with other Home and Community Based Services.

Respite Care can help lower the stress the Veterans and their family caregiver may feel when managing a Veteran's long term care needs at home.

Since Respite Care is part of the VHA Standard Medical Benefits Package, all enrolled Veterans are eligible if they meet the clinical need for the service and it is available.

A copay for Respite Care may be charged based on your VA service-connected disability status and financial information. Contact your VA social worker/case manager to complete the Application for Extended Care Benefits (VA Form 10-10EC) to learn the amount of your copay.

Find out more about Paying for Long Term Care.

For more Geriatrics & Extended Care programs and referral/eligibility information, visit our Geriatrics & Extended Care page.

Contact Info


  • Building 1

Contact Number(s)

  • 610-384-7711 Ext. 3106

Hours of Operation

  • Monday thru Friday
    8:00am to 4:30pm