We understand the unique needs of veterans and active duty servicemen.
We offer the highest-quality complex care, transitional care and high-intensity rehab services to meet the needs of veterans at every stage of their recovery. Our ultimate goals include increasing mobility, limiting pain, improving function and independence, and restoring overall quality of life.
The HealthBridge Point of Difference
At HealthBridge, we offer specialized post-acute services that address the unique medical challenges and rehabilitation needs of active duty servicemen and VA patients. These challenges could arise for a variety of reasons, including brain and spinal cord injuries, and behavioral or emotional issues resulting from PTSD and reintegration into family and community life. In addition to medical challenges for our veterans/military population, other common problems include post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, problematic alcohol use and thoughts of suicide
The key in meeting the special requirements of our veteran population is blending the clinical expertise, high staff-to-patient ratio and the least restrictive setting to allow these Heroes to thrive medically, socially and psychologically. We do this through state-of-the-art and evidence-based care.
Our Multi-Disciplinary Integrated Care Team
Patients recovering from complex medical issues such as traumatic brain injury or long-term repercussions stemming from a service-related illness or injury require specialized care, rehabilitation and options to address pain management. Our integrated care team is equipped to address all of these needs. The team includes clinicians (doctors and licensed nursing staff), physical and occupational therapists, and psychologists. Patients will have access to the latest, most innovative treatments, equipment and medical devices to address their unique problems. First, we develop a customized, individualized care plan that leverages our best practices and service offerings.
Veterans/Military Diagnoses Served
Our specialized program addresses the post-acute medical and rehabilitation needs of patients with:
- Acquired brain injuries (traumatic, anoxic, complex stroke)
- Loss of limbs
- Multifaceted wounds
- Spinal cord injuries — all levels
- Neuromuscular disease, such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Other medically-complex symptoms
With no known cure, ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells and the spinal cord. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has recognized ALS as a service-connected disease, concluding that people who have served in the military are at greater risk of acquiring and dying from the disease. The psychological impacts of this deadly disease can be devastating and our goal is to provide veterans with the highest-quality of care, occupational therapy and assistive devices such as Dynavox, designed to offer a means of reliable communication through voice recognition.
We offer a full range of services for Veterans and active duty servicemen, including:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Respiratory therapy
- Speech therapy
- Neuropsychological therapy and counseling
- Recreational therapy
At HealthBridge, we are unwavering in our commitment to provide the best possible care options in an environment that promotes understanding and advocacy. We recognize the importance of quality care, a comfortable non-institutional environment, and family involvement throughout the entire recovery process.
Commonly Asked Questions
The patient’s social worker at VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) will identify qualified post-acute care providers and provide the veteran/family member with the list of approved long-term care facilities.
Post-acute care for a veteran will involve all levels of transitional care, including nursing and rehabilitation. Physical, speech, occupational, respiratory and behavioral therapy goals will be outlined in a treatment plan after initial diagnosis and evaluation.
All members of the armed forces are eligible to apply for long-term care benefits. However, depending on eligibility status, additional insurance may be necessary to fully cover long-term care costs. The VA discharge planner and the post-acute admission team will help walk the family through the process.
Veterans suffering from complex medical issues such as traumatic brain injury or other service-related illnesses or injury will require a full range of post-acute care services. At HealthBridge, these patients will have access to the best possible medical and rehabilitative care, as well as the most innovative treatments, equipment and medical devices to address their unique problems.
A veteran must be enrolled in VA care and apply directly with the Veterans Administration for healthcare benefits. The process can be time-consuming, but can also pay a significant portion of long-term healthcare costs. The social workers at the VAMC will provide a patient with a list of qualified post-acute care providers. A qualifying veteran can not only receive skilled nursing long-term post-acute care, but home care as well. In some instances, a veteran may be eligible even if the disability or illness is not service-related if he/she is unable to pay for necessary healthcare.