Shared Decision Making is for YOU, the Veteran, your caregiver or other family member, your VA providers and social worker – so you can work TOGETHER to make decisions about the long term services and supports you need and prefer.
Shared Decision Making is perfect for making decisions about long term services and supports!
Remember the goal of Shared Decision Making is for you to get the services and supports that best meet your long term care needs and preferences. You can use more than one service at a time. And you can change the mix of services and supports you receive as your needs and preferences change.
Shared decision making for long term services and supports involves: (1) you, (2) your family caregiver or other support person, (3) your social worker and (4) your care team.
They can help you:
Contact a Social Worker
Complete this Shared Decision Making Worksheet to help you think about long term care services and settings that best meet your needs and preferences.
Use what you learn to:
Complete this Self-Assessment Worksheet to assess your caregiver role and responsibilities and to evaluate your stress.
Use what you learn from the Worksheet to:
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Last updated August 26, 2014