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Durham VA Medical Center


Geriatrics and Extended Care Services

About the Program

The Geriatrics and Extended Care services at the Durham VA Medical Center is composed of the following programs:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ext. 6874)
  • Community Living Center (ext. 2161)
  • Home Community Care (ext. 5675)
  • Palliative and Hospice Care (ext. 2161)
  • Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (ext. 6974 or 7065)

View the comprehensive resource guide to all Geriatric and Extended Care Services.

Services Offered

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)

  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Specialized services to veterans in need of rehabilitation following amputation, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury

Community Living Center (CLC)

The CLC is a hospital-based transitional care unit. CLC maintains an average length of stay of 32 days. Most patients require extended rehabilitation and care following surgery and/or lengthy hospitalizations before returning to independent living.

Home Health Care (HHC)

HHC consists of programs that manage care in veterans’ homes and community settings. Services include:

  • Home-based primary care
  • Home telehealth care


Community Living Center

Mary Francis MSN, ACNS Geriatrics and Lonterm Care, Co-Director CLC

Jack Twersky MD, Co-Director CLC

Palliative Care Consult Team and Hospice Unit

Toni Cutson, MD, Medical Director

Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

Jeannette Stein, MD, Medical Director

Theodore Hodges, MSN, Acting Program Director

Community Nursing Home, Contract Adult Day Health Care, Homemaker Home Health Aide and Non-Institutional Respite

Ivey Chavis, LCSW, MSW, Contract Programs Coordinator

Contact Info


  • Durham VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 919-286-0411 Ext. 2161
  • 888-878-6890 Ext. 2161

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm