HealthcarePapers 10(1) December 2009 : 72-77.doi:10.12927/hcpap.2009.21226

Canada's Veterans Independence Program: A Pioneer of "Aging at Home"

David Pedlar, Wendy Lockhart and Stewart Macintosh


The Veterans Independence Program (VIP) was developed in the late 1970s to promote the independence and aging at home of Second World War veterans. This paper describes VIP's origins, core services and its service-delivery approach. It also summarizes program expenditures and client trends, presents the results of research studies of program impact and effectiveness and discusses lessons learned and best practices.



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