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Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Vision Loss Services

One Veterans Dr, Minneapolis, MN, 55417

Distance: 219 Miles

(612) 629-7535

Website

https://www.va.gov/health-care/about-va-health-benefits/vision-care/blind-low-vision-rehab-services

Service Details

Description

Blind or visually impaired support services involve direct support to people who are blind, deaf-blind, or those with low vision. Program focuses on teaching Independent Living Skills (ILS) to people with a visual impairment.


Additional Information

Offers blind and low vision rehabilitation services such as:
* Vision-enhancing devices and technologies and training in how to use them
* Training in new visual skills to help with everyday tasks (like reading, writing, cooking, managing your medicines, and locating and reading signs)
* Sensory training
* Mobility and orientation training
* Strategies for restoring your ability to communicate through writing or using the computer
* Counseling and group therapy to help you adjust to blindness
* Family-centered care that helps your family learn how to support you as you adjust to blindness


The Blind Rehabilitation Centers are residential inpatient programs that provide comprehensive adjustment to blindness training
* Provides training and support to blind and low vision Veterans and active duty service members to help them live independently
* Helps family and caregivers to understand how to help someone with low or no vision
* Assists in enhancing home environments and reducing caregiver burden


Features

  • Area Served by County
    • Aitkin County 
    • Anoka County 
    • Becker County 
    • Beltrami County 
    • Benton County 
    • Big Stone County 
    • Blue Earth County 
    • Brown County 
    • Carlton County 
    • Carver County 
    • Cass County 
    • Chippewa County 
    • Chisago County 
    • Clay County 
    • Clearwater County 
    • Cook County 
    • Cottonwood County 
    • Crow Wing County 
    • Dakota County 
    • Dodge County 
    • Douglas County 
    • Faribault County 
    • Fillmore County 
    • Freeborn County 
    • Goodhue County 
    • Grant County 
    • Hennepin County 
    • Houston County 
    • Hubbard County 
    • Isanti County 
    • Itasca County 
    • Jackson County 
    • Kanabec County 
    • Kandiyohi County 
    • Kittson County 
    • Koochiching County 
    • Lac qui Parle County 
    • Lake County 
    • Lake of the Woods County 
    • Le Sueur County 
    • Lincoln County 
    • Lyon County 
    • Mahnomen County 
    • Marshall County 
    • Martin County 
    • McLeod County 
    • Meeker County 
    • Mille Lacs County 
    • Morrison County 
    • Mower County 
    • Murray County 
    • Nicollet County 
    • Nobles County 
    • Norman County 
    • Olmsted County 
    • Otter Tail County 
    • Pennington County 
    • Pine County 
    • Pipestone County 
    • Polk County 
    • Pope County 
    • Ramsey County 
    • Red Lake County 
    • Redwood County 
    • Renville County 
    • Rice County 
    • Rock County 
    • Roseau County 
    • Scott County 
    • Sherburne County 
    • Sibley County 
    • St. Louis County 
    • Statewide 
    • Stearns County 
    • Steele County 
    • Stevens County 
    • Swift County 
    • Todd County 
    • Traverse County 
    • Wabasha County 
    • Wadena County 
    • Waseca County 
    • Washington County 
    • Watonwan County 
    • Wilkin County 
    • Winona County 
    • Wright County 
    • Yellow Medicine County 
  • Specialization
    • Blind or visually impaired 
    • Veteran 

Area Served

Statewide


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (612) 725-2000

Last Update

2/19/2024

Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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