Extended Care and Rehabilitation - Minneapolis VA Health Care System
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Minneapolis VA Health Care System

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Extended Care and Rehabilitation

The Extended Care & Rehabilitation (EC&R) Patient Service line provides specialized inpatient and outpatient services to Veterans. It includes the following programs and services:

Community Living Center (CLC)

The Community Living Center operates three units in the medical center. Transitional care is provided and includes skilled nursing care, medical management, pharmaceutical and laboratory service, intravenous therapies, radiation therapy, rehabilitation services, end-of-life care, respite care, and geriatric evaluation and management.

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Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)

GRECC is a specialty multidisciplinary program designed to provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, treatment recommendations and referrals for the geriatric patient with cognitive impairment. Medical and behavioral programs are initiated with the patient, family, and multidisciplinary team to enhance the patient’s quality of life. Ongoing assessment and care are provided to evaluate the accuracy of diagnosis, efficacy of intervention, and management of behavioral and/or safety problems.

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Home and Community Care (HCC)

Home and Community Care provides and coordinates an array of services that cross a continuum of care in Veterans' homes and community settings.

  • Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC): is a specialty interdisciplinary program designed to provide coordinated primary care for high-risk patients living in their own homes (in the metro area).
  • Medical Foster Home Program (MFH): is a licensed adult foster home combined with the Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) program - the VA interdisciplinary home care team. This program provides non-institutional long-term care for Veterans who are unable to live independently and prefer a family setting.
  • Other programs are delivered by community partners: these programs include Community Nursing Home Care, Community Adult Day Health Care, Skilled and Unskilled Home Care, Home Hospice Care and Home IV therapy.VA staff provide care coordination and authorization of services based on changing health care needs. VA staff provide oversight and quality monitoring for purchased community services.

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Hospice and Palliative Care (HPC)

Extended care and rehabThe goal of the HPC team is to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients with life-limiting diseases through the comprehensive management of the physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the patient. Our services focus on the relief of suffering, control of symptoms, and restoration of functional capacity while remaining sensitive to personal, cultural, and religious values, beliefs, and practices.

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Post 9/11 Transition and Care Management

The Post 9/11 Transition and Care Management program provides reintegration, care management and outreach services for all OEF and OIF Veterans and active duty service members (ADSM). These services are designed to ensure access to well-coordinated and seamless care for all OEF and OIF combat Veterans and active duty service members. All severely injured and /or ill Veterans and ADSM are our highest priority in the provision of care management services.

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) 

PM&R provides a full array of acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for individuals with a variety of disorders, primarily neurological and musculoskeletal. Services are provided by a roster of trained, licensed, and/or credentialed rehabilitation professionals. Specialized CARF accredited rehabilitation programs are available for the Amputee, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)/Polytrauma, Stroke, Assistive Technology and Chronic Pain patient populations.

Minneapolis VA Health Care System PM&R is home to the VHA Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (PRC) for the Upper Midwest, VISN 23’s Polytrauma Network Site and  the VHA North Central Regional Amputation Center (RAC).

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Inpatient Rehabilitation, Acute Care, Outpatient Rehabilitation

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit provides a full array of acute rehabilitation services as well as specialized programs (e.g. Emerging Consciousness (EC) Program.) Programming is designed to pursue participant-specific goals and outcomes.

Inpatient Acute Care General Medical Rehabilitation Services provide an array of consultative and therapy services to the medical center at large. Programming is designed to meet the needs of patients within a dynamic environment to assist in readying patients for transitions to the next step in care or level of least restriction.

Outpatient clinics and programs provide specialty rehabilitation services in the areas of: Amputation, EMG/Botox, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Stroke, and TBI/Polytrauma. Services may consist of comprehensive interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary rehabilitation.

Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Program (PTRP)

PTRP provides residential rehabilitation services for individuals who no longer require the services of an inpatient program but are not yet ready to return to their home community. Programming is designed to pursue participant-specific goals and outcomes.

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Comprehensive Pain Center Service (CPC)

The CPC provides an array of specialty pain services in a stepped model of pain management for the Minneapolis VAHCS and the VISN 23 Pain System of Care. Pain services include inpatient, outpatient and virtual/telehealth pain medicine consultation, pain procedures, chiropractic care, pain rehabilitation services and a CARF accredited interdisciplinary outpatient/residential Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program (CPRP).

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Blind/Vision Rehabilitation Services

Blind/Vision Rehabilitation services are designed to provide a continuum of care to severely visually impaired, TBI, low vision and blinded Veterans and service members. Services may be offered in the Veteran’s home, at a local VA facility, Veteran's employment, community, or at a Blind Rehabilitation Center. These services include adjustment to blindness counseling, patient and family education, support groups, benefits analysis, short term and comprehensive residential training, outpatient rehabilitation services, and the provision of prosthetic aids.

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Contact Info


  • One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Contact Number(s)

  • 612-725-2000
  • 866-414-5058

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.