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TeleRehab Wheeled Mobility Clinic to CNH

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With our TeleRehabilitation wheeled mobility clinic, we partnered with our contract nursing home facilities to complete complex wheelchair seating assessments and deliver equipment to our Veterans without the need for travel to a VA facility. Using telehealth technology, rehab clinicians work together with the community therapists to evaluate, measure, fit, train and deliver a specialized wheelchair over the course of multiple visits. Vendors are used to assist with delivery of the equipment and provide hands on assist with set up of the wheelchair. Using telerehabilitation has enabled Veterans to get the care they need, eliminating hardships with travel to the VA.


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Diffusion of Excellence, Office of Connected Care, Office of Rural Health


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Through telerehab visits, our VA Occupational Therapist guides the community therapist with adjustments or modifications. We provide education to the functionality of the power wheelchair issued to the Veteran. The community therapist helps facilitate through their eyes, hands, and skills.


Through telerehab visits, our VA therapist instructs the community therapist in measuring for a custom fit. The Veteran may trial different wheelchairs in their home environment for optimal use.


Our CNH coordinator completes a test call with the therapist at the CNH, to ensure good technology connection during the visit. Details about the visit are provided and a welcome letter is sent with instructions.

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