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4 Specialized Health Care Programs for Connecticut Veterans

If you put your life at risk in the service of our country, you can expect that the government will take care of you if you develop a service-connected disability. The Connecticut Veterans’ Home in Rocky Hill has five units and offers special programs for dementia care, respite care, assisted living and hospice care. If you’re having trouble receiving your benefits, the Connecticut Veterans Disability Benefits lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm can answer your legal questions, and help you get the benefits you need.

Here are four specialized health care programs for veterans that are offered at the state veterans’ home in Rocky Hill.

The Speech-Language Pathology Department evaluates and provides rehabilitative services to patients with communication disorders, including impairments in speech, language, voice, memory, and cognition. Speech-Language Pathology services also evaluate and treat swallowing disorders and conduct Modified Barium Swallow studies.

The Social Work Department provides assistance to veterans and their families in adjusting to the Health Care setting. They provide casework services to help veterans deal with their feelings about their medical condition and long term care and to address issues of importance, which veterans identify.

The Therapeutic Recreation Department provides recreational services on an individual or group basis to meet the social, physical, emotional, and leisure needs of the patients. The purpose of the Department is to facilitate the development, maintenance, and expression of a quality leisure lifestyle for individuals with physical, mental, emotional, or social limitations and disabilities.

  • Alzheimer’s Unit - The Special Care Unit is an 18-bed unit, which provides a safe, secure environment for patients with dementia. Activity-based care revolves around encouraging patients to participate in purposeful, meaningful activities, building on patient strengths, and modifying activities to meet patient needs. Behavioral interventions include establishing routines, simplifying tasks, redirecting, and providing environmental controls. Communication, coordination, and cooperation with the health care team caregivers, family, and patients are a crucial part of this unit.
  • Hospice Program - Initiated in August 1994, this program provides for specialized medical, psychological, and spiritual needs of terminally ill veterans and their families. Veterans involved in this program have a life expectancy that is anticipated to be six months or less.
  • Respite Care - This program offers scheduled temporary care to eligible veterans that are receiving care in their home by family members, or by significant others. Veterans interested in this program must make arrangements in advance. Interested families may contact the Connecticut Veterans’ Social Work Department at 860-721-5884.
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services - Those with recent surgery who need additional care before they are able to return to fully independent living, may use this program. There are four departments within this program: Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Social Work, and Therapeutic Recreation. Physical therapy services are available to any resident veteran in need. The primary care physician or the consulting physiatrist completes an examination and then prescribes the appropriate physical therapy.

    The Speech-Language Pathology Department evaluates and provides rehabilitative services to patients with communication disorders, including impairments in speech, language, voice, memory and cognition. Speech-Language Pathology services also evaluate and treat swallowing disorders and conduct Modified Barium Swallow studies.

    The Social Work Department provides assistance to veterans and their families in adjusting to the Health Care setting. They provide casework services to help veterans deal with their feelings about their medical condition and long term care and to address issues of importance, which veterans identify.

    The Therapeutic Recreation Department provides recreational services on an individual or group basis to meet the social, physical, emotional, and leisure needs of the patients. The purpose of the Department is to facilitate the development, maintenance, and expression of a quality leisure lifestyle for individuals with physical, mental, emotional or social limitations and disabilities.

At Carter Mario Law Firm, we have the utmost respect for our country’s veterans, and we will stand up for your rights to veterans' benefits. Your sacrifice for our freedom is appreciated, and our Connecticut veterans benefits lawyers will do everything we can to ensure that your service is recognized.

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