Veteran Resources: Geriatrics & Extended Care Strategic Healthcare Group

United States Department of Veterans Affairs



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The Geriatrics and Extended Care Strategic Healthcare Group advances quality care for aging and chronically ill veterans by providing policy direction for the development, coordination, and integration of geriatrics and long-term care clinical programs. This Group’s functional service lines are: Community-Based Long-Term Care, Nursing Home Care, Geriatric Care, and Residential Rehabilitation Care.  While each service line represents groups of programs with common issues and similar customers, the shared purpose of all programs is to prevent or lessen the burden of disability on older, frail, chronically ill patients and their families/caregivers, and to maximize each patient’s functional independence.


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VA Benefits: 1-800-827-1000

Life Insurance: 1-800-669-8477

Education (GI Bill): 1-888-442-4551

Health Care Benefits: 1-877-222-8387

Income Verification and Means Testing: 1-800-929-8387

Mammography Helpline: 1-888-492-7844

Gulf War/Agent Orange Helpline: 1-800-749-8387

Status of Headstones and Markers: 1-800-697-6947

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD): 1-800-829-4833