Community Living Center - Syracuse VA Medical Center
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Syracuse VA Medical Center


Community Living Center

Community living center care strives to restore the resident to maximum function, prevent further decline and maximize independence.  Syracuse VA Medical Center provides short-term, restorative and rehabilitative care in our community living center for up to 100 days. Longer care is available for Veterans who meet eligibility criteria.

The Community Nursing Home Program assists in the placement of patients who require skilled nursing care in a non-VA nursing home. Nursing homes are appropriate when a Veteran needs rehabilitation, skilled care or total care to manage personal needs.

This program assists the patient and family in securing placement in a nursing that provides the necessary skilled and custodial care necessary to maintain the patient. VA pays the nursing home costs for a short time, allowing the patient and family to apply for alternate payment sources such as Medicaid.

Respite Care provides a family caring for a Veteran a break from caregiving duties. The Veteran is typically admitted to the Community Living Center for a brief stay of up to 30 days. Respite care can be used for a variety of reasons. For example, if the caregiver becomes sick, needs to go out of town, or simply needs a break from the stress of providing 24-hour care. Respite can be a key element in being able to help the Veteran live at home for as long as possible. Respite care is available for up 30 days per calendar year and is planned in advance.

Adult Day Health Care program is also available by calling 315-425-4400 ext. 53783.

Contact Info


  • Syracuse VA Medical Center, 8th Floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 315-425-4400 Ext. 52803
  • 315-334-7106

Hours of Operation

  • M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.