United States Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Capitol Health Care Network - VISN 5

VISN 5 Patient Health Education

HEALTH TIPS
JULY 2014

Ask Me 3
What goals do you have when it comes to your health? Did you know that getting involved in your care and setting goals for your health can make a difference in not only how long you live, but also how well you live.

How can you be more active in your care? We recommend you ask your health care team three questions at every visit:

  • What is my main problem?
  • What do I need to do?
  • Why is it important that I do this?

So, how do you see yourself and your health 5, 10, or 15 years from now? What goals will you set for a long, healthy life? If you haven’t seen your health care team recently, make an appointment today and ask about setting health care goals! Remember, an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure!

The National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has more information about how you can get involved in your health. Go to this trusted website: www.prevention.va.gov. Let your health care team coach you toward better health! Remember – ask your 3 questions.


Caregiver Support
Are you caring for a Veteran with serious health issues? Maybe you are the patient and you could use some additional support in managing your health. Several programs are available throughout the VA to support you in either providing care to your loved one or managing your own care. These programs include:

  • Home Based Primary Care: Veterans enrolled in Home Based Primary Care receive all their primary care needs in their own homes.
  • Caregiver Support: The Caregiver Support Program allows Veterans to remain at home while supporting the needs of the Caregiver.
  • Home Tele-Health: Home Tele-Health offers daily monitoring, regular education and faster telephone access to your health care team. All of this is done in the comfort of your own home. Your progress is monitored by a Registered Nurse who assists you to stay as healthy as possible.
  • Tele-MOVE!: The Tele-MOVE! Program is also done from the comfort of your own home. This program will help you lose weight and keep it off.

To find out more about programs to support you in managing your health or the health of your loved one, contact your health care team or go to this trusted website: www.caregiver.va.gov.


My HealtheVet
Veterans, did you know that the My HealtheVet website delivers an entire library of health information at your fingertips? Log on to the My HealtheVet website and click the - Research Health tab. Then select Veterans Health Library - the Veterans source for health information.

The VA encourages you to take an active role in your health care - we are on your side, working toward a healthier you! For more information about the program, visit www.myhealth.va.gov.


For more health information, visit VA's National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

 

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  • Baltimore VA Medical Center
    First floor Lobby at Outpatient Pharmacy
    First floor Outpatient Clinic waiting area

  • Loch Raven Outpatient Clinic
    Lobby, patient waiting area

  • Martinsburg VA Medical Center
    First floor, Main hallway

  • Perry Point VA Medical Center
    Building 361, Outpatient waiting area

  • Washington DC VA Medical Center
    First Floor at Outpatient Pharmacy
    First Floor, Room 1E237a, Patient Ed Center


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