Extended Care and Rehabilitation - VA Caribbean Healthcare System
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VA Caribbean Healthcare System

 

Extended Care and Rehabilitation

About the Program

The Extended Care and Rehabilitation Program at VA Caribbean Healthcare System is composed of four areas —

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Extended Care Center
  • Home and Community Care
  • Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)

Services Offered

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)

PM&R services include —

  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy
  • speech therapy
  • kinesiotherapy
  • 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.

Contact Info

Location

  • VA Caribbean Healthcare System
    San Juan VA Medical Center
    Casia St. Num. 10, San Juan, PR 00921

Contact Number(s)

  • 787-641-7582
  • 800-449-8729

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm