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Philadelphia VA Medical Center

Philadelphia Veterans Community Living Center (CLC)

The Philadelphia VA Medical Center operates a 135-bed CLC (nursing home) across University Avenue from the main Medical Center building.

Mission

The mission of the VA Community Living Center Program is to provide compassionate care in an interdisciplinary environment to eligible Veterans with sufficient functional impairment to require the level of service and skill available in VA nursing homes.  Veterans with chronic stable conditions including dementia, those requiring rehabilitation or short term specialized services such as respite or intravenous therapy, or those who need comfort and care at the end of life are served in the VA Community Living Center.

Goal of Care

The goal of care in community living centers is to restore the resident to maximum function, prevent further decline, maximize independence, and/or provide comfort when dying.  Most VA community living centers are well suited to providing short-term, restorative and rehabilitative care up to 100 days, and longer term care for Veterans who meet eligibility criteria and/or require end of life care, prolonged active rehabilitation, are unable to sustain a placement in a community nursing home, or lack clinically appropriate community alternative.

Admission Criteria

To qualify for VA community living center care the following must be met:

  1. The Veteran must be medically and psychiatrically stable, 
  2. The primary type of service needed must be documented according to paragraph 3 of the Directive,
  3. The anticipated length of stay is documented,
  4. The anticipated discharge disposition from the Veterans Community Living Center is documented,
  5. Priority for the CLC is established and documented.  NOTE: Special populations for whom community placement is difficult will receive special consideration.  And,
  6. The Veteran must be enrolled in VA health care.

For more information see:   VHA Directive 2006-014.

For enrollment assistance contact CLC Admissions Coordinators Andrea Chapman, 215-823-5800, ex. 3917 or Kurt Quemore, ex. 6355.

For further information about VA's Geriatric and Extended Care programs, click here.

 

Driving Directions

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From the North

Follow I-95 South to exit 22 to merge onto I-676 West/US 30 West/Vine Street Expressway towards central Philadelphia. Take the exit onto I-76 East.  Take exit 346B off the Expressway for University Avenue, towards Greys Ferry Avenue and University Avenue. Go straight down exit ramp, staying towards the right.  Follow road under railroad bridge, and stay on the road as it curves slightly around to the right.  Turn right at the first light onto Civic Center Boulevard, and turn left into CLC entrance.

From the South

Follow I-95 North past the Philadelphia International Airport to Exit 13 (To I-76 West/291-Valley Forge). Continue following signs for I-76 West/Valley Forge. Cross Platt Bridge, and at the bottom of the bridge turn left onto 26th Street (following signs for I-76 West). Merge onto I-76 West (also known as the Schuylkill Expressway) and move cautiously to the far right lane.  Exit at 346B for University Ave/Civic Center. Continue straight off the ramp onto 34th Street.  Follow road until the fifth traffic light, and turn right onto Civic Center Boulevard, and take first left into CLC entrance.

From the South West

Take Baltimore Pike (Rt. 13) East through West Philadelphia and turn right at Baltimore Avenue. Turn left at light onto Woodland Avenue and right at next light onto University Avenue. Turn right onto Civic Center Boulevard (second light), and turn left into CLC entrance.

From the East-New Jersey

Cross the Walt Whitman Bridge (I-76 West). After paying toll, follow signs for I-76 West (Schuylkill Expressway). Take Exit 346B University Ave/Civic Center. Continue straight off the ramp onto 34th Street.  Follow road until the fifth traffic light, and turn right onto Civic Center Boulevard, and take first left into CLC entrance.

From the West and North West

Take I-476 South or I-276 (PA Turnpike) East to I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) East towards Philadelphia. Take exit 346B off the Expressway for University Avenue, towards Greys Ferry Avenue and University Avenue. Go straight down exit ramp, staying towards the right.  Follow road under railroad bridge, and stay on the road as it curves slightly around to the right.  Turn right at the first light onto Civic Center Boulevard, and turn left into CLC.

 


Visitor Information

Visitor Information

Philadelphia Nursing Home Care Unit photo

 

Philadelphia Veterans

 Community Living Center
3461 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-823-4500
Fax: 215-823-7806

Visiting Hours
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Parent Facility

Philadelphia VA Medical Center