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Charles George VA Medical Center - Asheville, NC

 

Home Based Primary Care

Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) serves as the primary care provider for veterans with complex chronic diseases for whom traditional clinic based care is not effective. Different from traditional acute care models, the HBPC program provides comprehensive, longitudinal care often until the end of life. Services include ongoing monitoring of medical needs and changes in functioning, routine comprehensive assessments, coordination of care, and the prevention or early detection of worsening conditions.

HBPC works with the veteran, their family, their caregiver, and the community to ensure quality care. The program uses an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals who work together to create a plan of care specific to each veteran. Services are delivered by an interdisciplinary team that includes a nurse practitioner, registered nurse, rehabilitation therapist, dietitian, social worker, psychologist, pharmacist and is under the direction of a physician.

The program is designed for veterans to:

  • Improve quality of life
  • Restore health so the veteran can function at the highest level
  • Help veterans achieve their greatest degree of independence
  • Reduce the need for admissions and re-admissions to the hospital
  • Reduce the length of hospital stays
  • Reduce the number of outpatient visits
  • Support caregivers in their desire to keep a loved one at home
 
Rod and Christine Cooper
 

Home Based Primary Care Provides:

  • Medication management, teaching and how to administer the medication
  • Wound care
  • Pain management
  • Laboratory draws
  • Care coordination between VA and community care providers
  • Adaptive equipment which promotes independence
  • Referrals to community support systems, such as meals on wheels and adult day care
  • Disease management and education
 
Everett Cucumber and part of the Home Based Primary Care Team
 

To be Eligible for Home Care a Veteran Must Be:

  • Diagnosed with chronic health problems that require ongoing care
  • Living in an area served by the HBPC program
  • Interested and accepting of HBPC services
  • In need of an interdisciplinary team to assist with disease management
  • Enrolled in the Charles George VAMC

Current Expansion of Home Based Primary Care "The Cherokee Project"

  • Collaboration between the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CHIA) and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Tribe
  • HBPC office located on the Reservation
  • Veteran can continue to receive medical services through the Cherokee Indian Hospital

Contact Us

If you would like a referral or more information, ask your primary care provider or call:

Asheville   828.298.7911 Ext. 5703
Franklin   828.369.5481
Cherokee   828.231.8679
 
Everett Cucumber
 
Veteran's hand

 



 

Contact Info

Location

  • Building 57, 5th floor, Room 112-62

Contact Number(s)

  • 828-298-7911 Ext. 5703

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm