10/8/2019 10:00:00 AM
Recognizing the diverse needs of today’s Veterans, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) has created three unique service pathways to provide the right level of care and support for each individual.
The “Three Paths” program is offered at both Domiciliary locations in Hastings and Minneapolis.
The Earth Path is designed for Veterans who choose to make the Minnesota Veterans Home Domiciliary Program their home. We want to ensure that all Veterans who are aging in place are getting the most out of life, while working with them to coordinate the next milestones in their lives. Through this program, we provide continued stability to ensure positive outcomes, provide a safe environment to maintain a high quality of life, encourage a balanced lifestyle to enhance a Veteran’s holistic wellbeing, and help Veterans find motivation in each day.
The focus of the Earth Path is on holistic health, community support, socialization and activities, supportive programming and groups, volunteer work, and financial wellness. Programs may include:
Who may benefit from the Earth Path:
The Fire Path is for Veterans who want to return to living successfully and independently in the community. We want to provide an environment that encourages them to work toward achieving their personal goals of independence and self-sufficiency. We help them discover what is truly important in their lives to provide purpose, relevance, and joy on a daily basis. We assist them as they secure well-balanced financial, physical and emotional health, and we provide support and education for long-term success. Veterans in the Fire Path will work within six, 12, or 18-month timelines.
The focus of the Fire Path is on monthly income, transportation needs, employment goals, housing needs, financial planning, physical and mental health, community support and follow-up after discharge, and relationship-building skills. Programs that support different areas of independence may include:
Who may benefit from the Fire Path:
Veterans who plan to apply for retirement benefits and feel that with the additional service connection, they can live comfortably in a senior housing apartment. They are on a waiting list and plan to stay in the local area.
The Water Path is designed for Veterans in need of mental health and/or chemical dependency support to ensure they receive care customized to their individualized goals. Through this program, we help Veterans discover what is important to help them thrive every day, ensure there is active engagement in the care plan, and encourage their personal wellness.
The focus of the Water Path is on supportive services, medication management, coordination of care, and crisis management. Veterans choose programs that are relevant to their unique situation and specific goals, in coordination with mental health and chemical dependency providers, as appropriate. Programs may include:
Who may benefit from the Water Path:
For more information, contact the Domiciliary Program at (651) 539-2400.