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Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Vision Loss Services

One Veterans Dr, Minneapolis, MN, 55417

Distance: 1037 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

  • Specialization
    • Blind or visually impaired 
    • Veteran 

Area Served

Statewide


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (612) 725-2000

Last Update

9/25/2023

Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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