Extended care is defined by the Veterans Health Administration as encounters between Veterans and providers within the VHA health care system in VA institutional care. Extended care services is defined in 38 U.S.C. 1710B as including geriatric evaluation, nursing home care, domiciliary services, adult day health care, other non-institutional alternatives to nursing home care, and respite care. Each point of service receives an extended care rating within the VHA site classifications based on the services provided at that location. VA Institutional Extended Care Sites (also called CLCs) provide care in beds associated with overnight institutional extended care programs. VA institutional extended care beds are defined by the treating specialty. There are three subtypes of institutional extended care beds: community living center (CLC) short-stay, CLC long-stay, and CLC hospice. The VHA site classification uses the sum of the BDOC of all three subtypes to calculate the total CLC BDOC. Note: These sites are stand-alone, and do not include the CLC programs co-located within a VAMC. These are included in the Other VHA Facility layer in the UDS Mapper. For more information, see https://www.va.gov/health/.