Community Living Center and Community Nursing Home - Albany Stratton VA Medical Center Albany, NY
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Albany Stratton VA Medical Center Albany, NY


Community Living Center and Community Nursing Home

Community living center (VA nursing home) care strives to restore the resident to maximum function, prevent further decline and maximize independence.  Albany Stratton VA Medical Center provides short-term, restorative and rehabilitative care in our community living center for up to 100 days. Longer care is available for Veterans who meet eligibility criteria.

The Community Nursing Home Program assists in the placement of patients who require skilled nursing care in a non-VA nursing home. Nursing homes are appropriate when a Veteran needs rehabilitation, skilled care or total care to manage personal needs.

This program assists the patient and family in securing placement in a nursing that provides the necessary skilled and custodial care necessary to maintain the patient. VA pays the nursing home costs for a short time, allowing the patient and family to apply for alternate payment sources such as Medicaid.

Respite Care
provides a family caring for a Veteran a break from caregiving duties. The Veteran is typically admitted to the Community Living Center for a brief stay of up to 30 days. Respite care can be used for a variety of reasons. For example, if the caregiver becomes sick, needs to go out of town, or simply needs a break from the stress of providing 24-hour care. Respite can be a key element in being able to help the Veteran live at home for as long as possible. Respite care is available for up 30 days per calendar year.

Contact Info


  • Community Living Center 9B Heroes Way and 9C Victory Lane,
    Community Nursing Home Care 8A

Contact Number(s)

  • 518-626-6101
  • 518-626-6061

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.