Geriatrics and Extended Care
Traumatic Brain Injury – Residential Rehabilitation (TBI-RR)
What is it?
TBI-RR is a residential rehabilitation program that VA purchases on behalf of Veterans with TBI and other brain injuries. Veterans must need neurobehavioral treatment in a protective environment and their care needs cannot be met in a nursing home or on an outpatient basis. VA purchases the services provided in these facilities but is prohibited from paying for the full cost. The Veteran is responsible for payment of room and board, which is generally $30 to $40 per day.
Am I eligible?
Veterans must be enrolled in VA for their health care and be eligible for VA’s Community Care Program.
Services include physical, occupational and speech therapy, behavior management therapy, nursing services, health aide services and activities.
How do I decide?
TBI-RR is not uniformly available across the country and the Veteran may need to relocate to receive these services. The Veteran and family should discuss this option with their VA primary care provider and the TBI coordinator at their local VA medical center.