Rehabilitation programs can help Veterans with service-related disabilities prepare for, secure, and maintain employment. Other rehabilitation programs may help Veterans recover from surgery, illness, or injury, or provide therapeutic services for brain or spinal cord injuries.
The Department of Veterans Affairs launched an improved Access to Care website that now offers a simplified, user-friendly experience to make it easier for Veterans to make informed decisions as they plan their health care appointments.
Next Step in Care has a Family Caregiver Guide to help families navigate Short-Term Rehab Services in an Inpatient Setting. If your family member is in the hospital for an acute illness, surgery, or an injury, they may need rehabilitation services.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs from a sudden blow or jolt to the head. Brain injury often occurs during some type of trauma, such as an accident, blast, or a fall. A TBI is the injury, not the symptoms.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) may happen from a blow or jolt to the head or an object penetrating the brain. When the brain is injured, the person can experience a change in consciousness that can range from becoming disoriented and confused to slipping into a coma.
If you have a service-connected disability that limits your ability to work or prevents you from working, Veteran Readiness and Employment (formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) can help.