Virginia Easy Access


For older adults, individuals with disabilities, veterans, families, and the providers that support them

Your secure and confidential connection to community resources

No Wrong Door - Supporting older adults, veterans, individuals with disabilities and families.

About Easy Access

Many people find locating information about available long term services and supports a daunting task. The mission of Virginia Easy Access is to make this search easier. The Virginia Easy Access website connects older adults, adults with disabilities, veterans, and families to information about a wide range of public programs and supports in a way that is accessible and easy to navigate.



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No Wrong Door - Supporting older adults, veterans, individuals with disabilities and families.

Virginia Easy Access is a consumer portal for a much larger initiative called No Wrong Door, designed to streamline access to long term services and supports. No Wrong Door Virginia is a national leader, supporting older adults, family caregivers and individuals of all ages with disabilities. The system provides valuable tools to strengthen community networks, promote person-centered practices, and for individuals to evaluate options and make informed decisions.


Find Support and Services through VirginiaNavigator

Virginia Easy Access is also a gateway to the VirginiaNavigator provider database. Since 2001, this statewide non-profit has provided a connection to long term services and supports for older adults, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and families. With over 26,000 programs and services in its database, VirginiaNavigator provides a wealth of information to individuals and providers. The programs and services included are comprehensive and promote independence, dignity, and quality of life.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies can strike anyone, anytime and anywhere. A disaster could happen quickly and without warning. You could be forced to leave your neighborhood. You might be confined to your home.

Being prepared means making a plan. Below are links to resources that can help you make an emergency plan.






Financial Help

Energy Assistance

  • Fuel Assistance
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Cooling Assistance
  • Weatherization Assistance

SNAP (also known as Food Stamps) and Other Benefits

Health Care and Insurance

Medicare

Social Security

Medicaid and Other State-Supported Public Programs

  • Medicaid in General
    • Medicaid Works
    • Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP)
  • Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waivers are programs that help meet the needs of people who live in the community but are at risk of entering an institution (such as a nursing facility).
    • Alzheimer's Assisted Living Waiver
    • Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waivers
      • Building Independence Waiver
      • Family & Individual Supports Waiver
      • Community Living Waiver
    • Elderly or Disabled with Consumer Direction (EDCD) Waiver
    • Technology Assisted (Tech) Waiver
  • Medicaid Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a program for individuals age 55 and older, who are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid benefits, and who meet nursing facility requirements. The program provides supports and services that allow PACE members to remain in familiar surroundings - their homes and communities.
  • Medicaid Mental Health Case Management
  • DRS Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Program supplements the cost of providing non-medical, consumer-directed personal assistance services to individuals with a severe physical disability who are 18 or older and who are not eligible for Medicaid.

Housing

What is Housing?

Many types of housing offer independent living. You can choose to live in a private home or apartment with or without services. You can also choose to live in a group home, assisted living, or adult foster care where services are provided to you and other people living with you. Housing with services is usually licensed or regulated by an outside agency. You may want to ask about this when thinking about your choices.

Housing Programs and Services

Assistance with Living Independently

  • Services to improve the accessibility of your home
  • Home repair programs
  • Rent assistance
  • Home buying assistance

Supportive Living with Other Individuals

  • Assisted living facilities
  • Continued Care Retirement Communities
  • nursing facilities
  • Adult foster care
  • Adult group homes

My Rights: Who can help?

Identity Theft

Legal Rights/Legal Assistance

Self Advocacy

Triad

Transportation

Getting to and from places like your job, the doctor, and stores is key to living independently. There may be times in your life when getting around is difficult. Driving programs and transportation services can help when you:

  • think your driving may no longer be safe
  • have had an illness or injury that keeps you from driving
  • have a disability and cannot drive yourself

What programs and services are available?

Veterans

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) is a state agency with five primary service areas:

  • Benefits
  • Veteran education
  • Care Centers
  • Veteran cemeteries
  • The Virginia War Memorial
  • The Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program

Visit them on the web at https://www.dvs.virginia.gov

Veterans Benefits

Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program (formerly Virginia Wounded Warrior Program)

Veterans Education and Training

  • Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program
  • Veterans Honorary Degree Program

Veterans Care Centers

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