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Erie VA Medical Center


Community Living Center (Unit 4)

About the Program

Community Living Centers used to be called VA nursing homes. Unlike many nursing homes in the past, a Community Living Center resembles "home" as much as possible. There are activities for of all ages. There are family friendly places for visiting. Veterans are invited to decorate their rooms and pets are allowed to visit or live in the Community Living Center.

Veterans may stay for a short time or, in instances, for the rest of their life. It is a place where Veterans can receive nursing home level of care, which includes help with activities of daily living (e.g., bathing and getting dressed) and skilled nursing and medical care.

The mission of a Community Living Center is to restore each Veteran to his or her highest level of well-being. It is also to prevent decline in health and to provide comfort at the end of life.

Services Offered

Community Living Centers provide these services:

  • 24-hour skilled nursing care (e.g., help with a wound or IV care)
  • Restorative care
  • Access to social work services
  • Geriatric evaluation and management
  • Short Term Rehab (STR) services

Our Community Living Centers also provide these services:

  • Special care for Veterans with dementia or other cognitive deficits
  • Palliative and hospice care for end of life

Please visit for more information on Community Living Centers.

Contact Info


  • Erie VAMC
    4th Floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 814-860-2332

Hours of Operation

  • 24 Hours/Day