Richard L. Roudebush VAMC, Indianapolis, Indiana

Extended Care and Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

About the Program

The Extended Care and Rehabilitation Program is composed of four areas:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Clinic
  • Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
  • Home and Community Care
  • Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
  • Polytrauma Network Site 

Services Offered

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)

PM&R services include —

  • recreational therapy
  • 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
  • vocational rehabilitation
  • drivers rehabilitation
  • functional capacity evaluation
  • vestibular rehabilitation 
  • complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)

Home and Community Care (HCC)

HCC consists of programs that manage care in veterans homes and community settings. Services include —

  • contract nursing home care
  • contract nursing home hospice
  • RN/OT/PT
  • HHA, home respite
  • medical foster home
  • home based primary care
  • adult day health 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.

Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation

We have prepared this information booklet for questions you may have about the Rehabilitation Intervention Therapy Service (RITS) unit. If you have any other questions, our staff will be glad to help you - call (317) 554-0000 and ask for "the RITS."