Our Geriatric Medicine primary care providers, pharmacy specialists, nutritionists and social workers are available to oversee the health and well-being of Veterans with multiple chronic conditions, life-limiting illness, frailty or disability associated with chronic disease.
Our Denver VA Palliative Care Team offers clinic services focusing on comfort measures, relief of suffering and control of symptoms associated with acute or chronic conditions as you approach the end of life.
To improve the ability of rural older veterans to receive geriatric or palliative care consultation close to where they live, we provide video-based visits. The Eastern Colorado team is part of a national VA program called GRECC Connect. We provide geriatric or palliative care assessment, caregiver support medication review, and assistance with connecting to VA or community-based resources to help veterans maintain their independence. If you are a Veteran receiving primary care through a VA community-based outreach clinic in Alamosa, Burlington, Colorado Springs, Lamar, La Junta or Pueblo, ask your VA primary care provider for a referral for tele-geriatric clinic or tele-palliative care clinic.
Remember when doctors used to make “house calls”? Home Based Primary Care offers a full range of health care services provided to Veterans in their home. A VA physician supervises the health care team who provides primary care, skilled nursing care, mental health, nutrition, pharmacy management, personal care and other services that might otherwise only be offered in a nursing home.
The Denver VA contracts with many community-based adult day care centers which provide social activities, peer support, companionship, and recreation for veterans who are isolated or who have caregivers experiencing burden.