About the Program
The Extended Care and Rehabilitation Program at Boise VAMC is composed of four areas —
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Extended Care Center
- Home and Community Care
- Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
PM&R services include —
- occupational therapy
- physical therapy
- speech therapy
- specialized services to veterans in need of rehabilitation following amputation, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury
Extended Care Center (ECC)
The ECC is a hospital-based transitional care unit. ECC maintains an average length of stay of 32 days. Most patients require extended rehabilitation and care following surgery and/or lengthy hospitalizations before returning to independent living.
Home and Community Care (HCC)
HCC consists of programs that manage care in veterans homes and community settings. Services include —
- home-based primary care
- home telehealth care
- adult day health care
- community nursing home care
- skilled and unskilled home care
- home hospice care
- home IV therapy
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
The GRECC integrates models of clinical care, education and research to further the care of geriatric patients with dementia. The GRECC's memory loss clinic is a key component in the continuum of care of patients with Alzheimer's disease.
We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), invites hospices, state hospice organizations, Hospice-Veteran Partnerships and VA facilities to join a pioneering program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment. For more info go to: www.wehonorveterans.org
Welcome to the new VA online Long Term Care Guide for veterans, family members and caregivers. You and your VA health care team can use this Guide to help develop and determine long term care plans or select services for veterans. Use this guide to learn more about:
- Home and Community Based Services: such as adult day health care and home health aides.
- Residential Care: such as assisted living and adult family homes.
- Shared Decision Making: including worksheets to help you identify your needs and options for long term care services. Family members can also explore the level of support and assistance they can provide.