The Cheyenne VA Medical Center
has plans of
opening its new Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Facility this coming
The 10-bed facility is constructed to support veterans who suffer from
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, or other types of
mental illness. The program is designed for the veteran to go through a 30
to 35 day residential program.
Irene Johnson, program manager at the VA, commented that the facility
includes a full working kitchen, laundry room, and recreational area so
patients are able to learn various life skills as a part of the facility's
The construction, that began earlier this year, is a federally funded
project that is estimated around $7 million to $8 million.
The Cheyenne VA Medical Center currently only offers outpatient care.
Veterans in need of long-term care have been recommended to other VA
locations, mostly out of state.
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