U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center

General Information

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Tucson Arizona 1 85723
(520) 629 4643
Diana.Kellermeyer@va.gov

Staff

Diana Kellermeyer, Clinical Director, Diana.Kellermeyer@va.gov, 520 629 4643

Ellen Lee, Assistant Clinical Director, Ellen.Lee@va.gov, 520 629 4643

Services Offered

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Does outreach through Visual Impairment Services Teams.

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides computer training.

  • Counseling
    • Provides counseling and specialized services to veterans attending the program, family and peer counseling, and community integration support.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides residential services to visually impaired veterans of all ages, including assessments, evaluations, and training in the skills of daily living, low vision, orientation and mobility, manual skills and computer access. Also issues aids and appliances that are deemed necessary for people who are the blind. Provides blind rehabilitation training in a residential facility.

  • Health
    • Provides medical and eye care.

  • Health Services
    • Provides medical and eye care.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides awareness training and referral services.

  • Library Services
    • Maintains a library and talking book service.

  • Low Vision Devices
    • Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

  • Recreation Services
    • Provides recreational services to program participants.

  • Services for Seniors
    • Has a residential in-patient program that provides comprehensive adjustment to blindness training.

  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.