VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Rehabilitation Medical and Nursing Services
The WBRC medical staff is on duty five days per week. Rehabilitation Nursing is provided seven days a week 24 hours a day. Nursing provides monitoring of medical issues, education about disease management such as diabetes, nutrition monitoring and education, support for smoking cessation and weight control, education for medication management, use of the talking glucometer, blood pressure machine, and script talk as well as personal assistance and encouragement with activities of daily living. Rehabilitation nursing is well versed in managing a wide variety of rehabilitation-related disabilities such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and amputation, as well as vision related deficits. Rehabilitation Nursing provides a safe and comfortable environment to ensure the continuity of the rehabilitation program.
A Veteran learns medication management with instruction from the RN staff.