The Missouri Veterans Commission Homes Program operates seven exemplary Veterans Homes whose mission is to ‘honor and serve the Veterans whose dedication and sacrifice have preserved our nation and its freedoms’.
The Missouri Veterans Homes manage a total of 1350 beds that provide long term skilled nursing care in compliance with 157 Federal Department of Veterans Affairs regulations. The Homes are located in Cameron, Cape Girardeau, Mexico, Mount Vernon, St. James, St. Louis, and Warrensburg
Each Missouri Veterans Home employs a licensed nursing home administrator, has registered nurses on duty 24 hours per day, and provides physician care; physical, speech, occupational and recreational therapy; medications; cosmetology; maintenance, environmental and social services, and dietary specialists. Each home has a secured dementia unit that includes a dining room, activity area and enclosed courtyard.
The monthly resident charge is calculated using a sliding scale based on the Veteran’s ability to pay. Currently the maximum resident charge is $1800 per month.
To be eligible for admission to a Missouri Veterans Home (RSMo Chapter 42), a Veteran during his or her lifetime must have lived in Missouri for 180 days, meet the criteria for Veteran status established by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and require institutional health care services. Eligibility and admission decisions are made by a team comprised of the Administrator, Physician, Director of Nursing, Social Worker, Veterans Service Officer, and other professionals as needed.
For an eligibility determination, questions about admission to a Missouri Veterans Home, or to pursue volunteer opportunities, applications and information are available from any of the Homes.
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