Yuma clinic provides services that Veterans want and need in their local community setting. Until recently, Veterans who live in and visit Yuma were served in a small VA community based outpatient clinic.
The VA offers a wide range of programs for Veterans who may need some form of long-term care either on a temporary or permanent basis that include nursing homes and residential accommodations home and community based services. Residential Care and Nursing Home: Community Living Centers (CLC) (formerly VA Nursing Homes) are located within the VA facility and provides specialty care to Veterans through programs such as Rehabilitation, Geropsychiatric, Interim, Hospice/Palliative and Respite Care in “home-like” environment with activities for Veterans. Community Nursing Homes are where Veterans can live full time and receive skilled nursing care operating under a VA contract.
In fiscal year 2012, one thousand three hundred and ninety volunteers donated more than one hundred and sixty thousand hours of their time and talent to serving Veterans at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS). They provided staffing support for more than 50 SAVAHCS hospital programs. Volunteers make a tremendous difference in the lives of our patients, their families and our staff.
It’s the time of year we make resolutions to change or improve our lives. But, all too often, by the end of January our resolution has been forgotten or discarded. This year keep your resolution by setting realistic goals. Using SMART goals to make your healthy resolutions can help you to succeed. This year, try designing a series of small, simple and achievable goals that you can focus on over the course of 2013.
Volunteers at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) have made serving others a top priority for many years, having tremendous affect on the lives of our patients, their families and our staff. We would like to share some specific examples of how in 2011, SAVAHCS volunteers and donors made a difference.
You’ve heard it now for years – strive for a healthy weight. What does that mean and how can you achieve it? A healthy weight is one that helps to protect you from developing many chronic diseases, decreases wear and tear on your joints, and keeps you breathing and moving as well as you can.