Our Mission at Tennessee Valley Healthcare System

Report
Department of Veterans Affairs
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
Alvin C. York Campus
Nashville Campus
8-2012
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•Outpatient visits to date-736,792
•Number Unique served to date-79,513
•Number of Employees-3,241
Two (2) community based outpatient clinics in Kentucky:
•Bowling Green (Contract)
•Hopkinsville (Contract)
Ten (10) community based outpatient clinics in Tennessee:
•Chattanooga (VA)
•Clarksville (VA)
•Cookeville (Contract)
•Dover (Contract)
•McMinnville (Contract)
•Nashville, (Meharry at Nashville General)
•Nashville, Charlotte Avenue
•Nashville, Women Veterans Healthcare Center
•Roane County
•Tullahoma, Tennessee (VA)
Social Work Services
FY12
OEF/OIF/OND
Caregivers Support
Contract Nursing Home
Adult Day Care
Program
Home Maker Home
Health Aide
Medical Foster
Program
Veterans Directed &
Community Based Services
CLC program
TN. State Vet. Home
Respite Care
The Contract Adult Day Health Care program
places eligible Veterans in outpatient day health
settings, providing health maintenance and
rehabilitative services to frail elderly persons at
Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) expense.
The Contract Community Nursing Home program places
eligible Veterans requiring nursing home care in
community nursing facilities at VA expense. The Contract
Community Nursing Home Program has the advantage of
being offered in many local communities where Veterans
can receive care near their home and families. Placements
may be authorized after all other home and communitybased care options have been explored.
The Homemaker/Home Health Aide program
provides at VA expense non-medical personal care
assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs),
health monitoring, and other specific household
tasks necessary for the maintenance of the
Veteran in his/her own home.
The Community Residential Care Program provides room,
board, and limited personal care and supervision to
Veterans who do not require hospital or nursing home
care, but are not able to live independently because of
medical or psychiatric conditions, and have no family to
provide care. The Veteran pays for the cost of this living
arrangement. Medical and psychiatric care is provided to
the Veteran primarily on an outpatient basis at VA
facilities. Home visits are made by VA social workers.
The Outpatient Respite Care Program provides respite
care in a non-institutional setting, i.e. in the home,
CADHC, or nursing home setting. Respite care is care
designed to relieve a caregiver from the physical and
emotional burden of caring for chronically ill and disabled
Veterans in the home. With the passage of PUB.L.106-117,
respite care services have been expanded to include home
and community-based care alternatives in addition to the
institutional options traditionally provided.
GEC Mission and Vision
Mission: Our Mission at Tennessee Valley Healthcare
System (TVHS) Geriatric Extended Care (GEC)
Community Living Center Program (CLC) is to
provide compassionate care in an interdisciplinary
environment to eligible Veterans.
Vision: Our vision is to become the healthcare system
of choice for Veterans requiring Long Term Care
services and to become the employer of choice for
health care professionals having outstanding
Expertise in Geriatrics and Long Term Care
GEC Programs
 Hospice and Palliative Care
 Restorative Rehab
 Dementia Care
 Respite service
 Cognitive Evaluation Clinic
 Geriatric Primary care clinics
 Long Term/Short Term Skilled Nursing
 Complex Skilled Care
2012 Accomplishments/Initiatives
 Birthday Celebration
 Breakfast Express program
 Home Depot Project
 Aroma Therapy Program
 Farmers Market
 Honor Flight participation
 CLC Resident Pet

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