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The Loch Raven VA Community Living & Rehabilitation Center specializes in providing rehabilitation and post-acute care for patients in the VA Maryland Health Care System. The center coordinates the delivery of rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, kinesiotherapy and recreation therapy, to achieve the highest level of recovery and independence for Maryland’s Veterans. The center also provides hospice and nursing home care to Veterans requiring non-acute inpatient care, in addition to offering specialized treatment for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
The facility offers a cheerful and home-like setting for Veterans, with spacious living quarters, private bathrooms, beautiful patios and gardens, and warmly decorated dining areas and group lounges. Sunlight pours in from skylights and large windows throughout the facility, helping to brighten public areas and living quarters for the residents.
A “Wander Garden” provides an attractive, accessible outdoor environment where residents can walk freely without the fear of getting lost. The center is also equipped with an electronic, passive-restraint system that protects residents from wandering from the facility.
The Loch Raven VA Community Living & Rehabilitation Center is located on a park-like campus in northeast Baltimore close to Lake Montebello. It is a short ride from the Baltimore Beltway and offers ample, free parking for visiting family and friends. Bus service is easily accessible, with a bus stop located at the entrance to the facility.
To reach the Loch Raven VA Community Living & Rehabilitation Center, proceed as follows:
From Points North and South: Take 695 (the Baltimore Beltway) towards Towson. Take the exit for Loch Raven Boulevard heading South off of 695. Continue on Loch Raven Boulevard for approximately four to five miles and the entrance to the Loch Raven VA Community Living & Rehabilitation Center is on the right on Loch Raven Boulevard just past the intersection of Loch Raven Boulevard and Argonne Drive.
From the Eastern Shore: Take Route 50 West toward Annapolis/Baltimore. After crossing the Bay Bridge, take the exit for I-97 North. Continue on 1-97 North for approximately 18 miles and merge onto I-695 West (Baltimore Beltway) toward Baltimore/Towson. Continue on I-695 West for approximately six miles and merge onto I-95 North toward Baltimore. Take the exit for 395 to downtown Baltimore. Take 395 North towards Downtown/Inner Harbor. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Conway Street (by Baltimore City Convention Center). Take Conway Street to Charles Street and turn left onto Charles Street. Take Charles Street through the City to 33rd Street and turn right onto 33rd Street (across from entrance to the campus of the Johns Hopkins University). Take 33rd Street to Loch Raven Boulevard and turn left onto Loch Raven Boulevard. The entrance to the Loch Raven VA Community Living & Rehabilitation Center is on the left on Loch Raven Boulevard just past the intersection of Loch Raven Boulevard and The Alameda.
Parking spaces are not available for cars belonging to inpatients. If an emergency situation requires temporary parking, space will be provided pending arrangements for removal of the car. The Department of Veterans Affairs cannot assume responsibility for the theft of or damage to any car on medical center property.
Free parking areas have been designated for visitors, employees and outpatients throughout the campus, including designated spaces for handicapped parking. Please obey the posted traffic signs and speed limits. The VA Police will enforce regulations by issuing warnings and tickets to drivers who violate the rules.
Wi-Fi Service is Available at the Following Locations at the Loch Raven VA Community Living & Rehabilitation Center:
- 1st Floor: All Areas
- 2nd Floor: All Areas
How to Connect to the Wi-Fi Service at the Loch Raven VA Community Living & Rehabilitation Center:
To access the free Wi-Fi service, just follow these simple instructions:
- Go to “Settings” on your personal smartphone or laptop computer
- Go to “Wi-Fi” settings and select “Patient Internet Loch Raven”
- Open an Internet page, read the VA disclaimer, and click “Continue to Internet” to get started.
There is a bus stop a few blocks north of the Loch Raven VA Community Living & Rehabilitation Center at the intersections of Loch Raven Boulevard and Greendale Road. For a listing of bus schedules for the Greendale bus stop, please visit the Maryland Transit Administration website at: www.mtamaryland.com
For the convenience of our veteran patients, a shuttle runs weekdays to and from the Baltimore VA Medical Center. For a listing of shuttle schedules, please click on the following link: VAMHCS Shuttle Schedules