We’re using this post to create awareness of, and give a shout-out to, the local treasures we have here in the Greater Boston area, Central/Western MA, CT, and RI in the VA Boston Healthcare System, VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and VA Providence Healthcare System.

About The Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

We’re guessing the average person does not know this, but “The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 VA Medical Centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program.” Learn about this national, umbrella organization for the New England systems we’re featuring here.

VA Healthcare System Spinal Cord Injury Services

As VA Boston Healthcare System shares on their website, they offer “a wide range of health, support, and facility services for Veterans.” And, they are proud to offer programs specific to women, minority and LGBTQ+ Veterans. Veterans residing in the Massachusetts counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, Middlesex, and Plymouth can receive services at 8 locations including the Jamaica Plain VA Medical Center, the Brockton VA Medical Center, the West Roxbury VA Medical Center; plus, five community-based outpatient clinics in Boston, Framingham, Lowell, Plymouth and Quincy. 

We particularly wanted to call out the critical and exceptional work the VA Boston Healthcare Systems does and services they offer related to spinal cord injury & disorder. Veterans dealing with spinal cord injury or disorder can receive coordinated, life-long care from VA Boston Healthcare System’s specialists at the above-mentioned West Roxbury and Brockton medical centers. The specialists are committed to helping and ensuring Veterans living with spinal cord injury & disorder live the most independent, productive, and highest quality of life possible.

To learn more about VA Boston Healthcare System’s spinal cord injury services and how to access them, you can visit this “Spinal Cord Injury & Disorders Service Line (SCI&D Service Line) page. But, as they call out, some of the services that are offered as part of the above-referenced coordinated care program include:

  • emergency care

  • medical and/or surgical stabilization

  • rehabilitation

  • primary care

  • preventive care

  • specialty sustaining care

  • surgical care

  • outpatient care

  • home care, and

  • long-term care

As you’ll also see from the visiting the SCI&D Service page, while the VA Boston Healthcare System serves as the “Hub” for the above services, there are other “spoke” (satellite) locations in the U.S., including VA Connecticut, that work with Veterans and caregivers in need of their services.

You can learn more about spinal cord injury & disorders here.

New England VA Healthcare Systems With Whom We’ve Had The Pleasure To Work

 Because of the important services they offer those who have served our country, Lift & Care Systems is proud and feels blessed to be able to provide patient lifts, body supports and slings and other durable medical equipment (DME) to Veterans referred to us by VA Boston Healthcare System’s spinal cord and other programs, or from programs offered by VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and VA Providence Healthcare System. We are honored to meet the needs for safe, reliable equipment that provides Veterans living with spinal cord or other disability with more freedom, and their caregivers with the comforting knowledge that they can safely transfer, transport, move, and lift the Veterans for whom they provide care.

Our Team Is Here To Help

The team of disability & aging in place experts and durable medical specialists at Lift & Care Systems has been helping individuals living with disability in MA, CT, and RI enjoy the best quality of life and greater independence for almost 30 years. Our skilled team can install and teach you how to correctly use one or several of the following types of products that help both seniors and disabled individuals enjoy more freedom and a higher quality of life: ceiling liftsbody support & slingsstaircase lift chairswheelchair rampsbathroom safety for seniors, mobile liftspool liftsvertical platform liftsaccessible showers, wall-to-wall patient lifts.

Reach out for a free consultation about how we can help you and your loved one related to accessibility and safety DME needs.

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