Geriatrics and Extended Care - Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA
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Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA


Geriatrics and Extended Care

About the Program

The Geriatrics and Extended Care Program at the Richmond VAMC is composed of four areas —

  • Community Living Center (CLC)
  • Home and Community Care (HCC)
  • Geriatrics Health Care Center (GHCC)
  • Palliative Care

Services Offered

Nursing Home Care Unit (NHCU)

NHCU services include —

  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy
  • recreation therapy
  • kinesiotherapy
  • pallative care
  • specialized services to veterans in need of rehabilitation following amputation, stroke, and traumatic brain injury
  • Care following surgery and/or lengthy hospitalizations before returning to independent living

Home and Community Care (ECC)

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

  • home-based primary care
  • homemaker homehealth aide 
  • adult day health care
  • community nursing home care
  • skilled and unskilled home care
  • home hospice care

Geriatrics Health Care Center (GHCC)

The GHCC consists of two services: geriatric outpatient primary care and geriatric evaluation and management, which includes a comprehensive geriatric assessment.


The goals of hospice care are accomplished by offering services and care to manage pain and any other symptoms that cause discomfort or distress, create a comfortable environment for the patient, allow the patient to be close to family and loved ones during the dying process, give relief to the patient's caregivers, and offer counseling for the patient and those close to the patient.

Contact Info


  • Geriatrics Health Care Center (GHCC)
    First floor, Room 1P-140

Contact Number(s)

  • 804-675-5553

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm