Butler VA Health Care System
CONSTRUCTION - New Domiciliary
The Domiciliary Care Program is the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) oldest health care program. Established in the late 1860's, the Domiciliary's purpose was to provide a home for disabled volunteer soldiers of the Civil War. It was initially established to provide services to economically-disadvantaged Veterans, and it remains committed to serving that group. The Domiciliary has evolved from a "Soldiers' Home" to become an active clinical rehabilitation and treatment program for male and female Veterans and domiciliary programs are is now integrated with the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs (MH RRTPs).
Construction of VA Butler Healthcare's new 56-bed Domiciliary
On October 25, 2012 VA Butler Healthcare held the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the newly constructed Domiciliary. VA Butler’s new 56-bed Domiciliary will provide residential rehabilitation for Veterans suffering from substance abuse, homelessness and behavioral health issues.
“All across VISN 4 we are constructing new facilities and renovating existing facilities to improve health care for today's Veterans and to assure top quality care for tomorrow's Veterans,” said Network Director Michael Moreland. “We are really excited to open this new Domiciliary where VA staff will provide outstanding services to Veterans."
Domiciliary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - October 25, 2012
VA Butler’s new Domiciliary includes a total of five new buildings. The main treatment building includes group therapy rooms, a recreation center, computer room, dining hall, life skills training room and crafts room. The four remaining buildings are townhomes where Veterans reside. The new residential facility accommodates male and female Veterans as well as meet the needs of bariatric and disabled Veterans.
All townhomes are equipped with a full kitchen, washer and dryer, and modern furniture to offer a home-like environment. Veterans are responsible for the cleaning of their townhomes, purchasing groceries, cooking and laundry.