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James J. Peters VA Medical Center

Extended Care/Community Living Center

Community Nursing Home
The Community Living Center (CLC) is designed to provide a safe, homelike environment for veterans who have a wide variety of medical, nursing and rehab needs. The following services are offered in the Community Living Center:

  • CIIRP Unit for acute rehabilitation
    • Length of stay: 2-4 weeks
  • GEMU (Geriatric Evaluation Management Unit)
    • Patient must be age 65 or older
    • Length of stay: 30 days
  • Nursing Home (Maintenance) level of therapy
    • Length of stay: 30-90 days
  • Long Term IV Antibiotic therapy
    • PICC, Hickmann Catheter, Portacath is in place.
  • Radiation Therapy
    • Treatment plan is initiated by Radiation/Oncology.
  • Respite Care
    • Allows caregiver to take time off.
    • Maximum respite is 30 days/year.
    • Inpatient social work involvement required.
  • Supportive Care Unit (SCU)
    • Provides comfort care to patients with terminal diagnosis.
  • Permanent placement
    • Patient requires long term nursing home care and meets veteran eligibility for placement in a VA Community Living Center.
    • Inpatient social work involvement required

More about the Community Nursing Home... 

Contact Info


  • James J. Peters VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 718-584-9000

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm