Kay Hodge: VA provided care

June 11, 2014 

The May 10 news story “ Veterans relay anger over VA system” painted a different view of the Veterans Affairs from what my family experienced.

My husband had Parkinson’s disease and could not stand; therefore, I could not get him to the doctor without someone to help me. The VA sent a home-based primary care team to assist. The VA provided a social worker, a nurse practitioner and a therapist who assessed our needs and provided equipment that enabled us to keep him in the home until his death. We experienced needed emotional support as well.

As the spouse of a veteran, I’d like to thank the VA for all of its assistance at a time when I was overwhelmed with the amount of care my husband required. The VA was there when we needed it.

Kay Hodge

Raleigh

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