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Fergus Falls

Recognized as a leader in skilled nursing care delivery, Residents at the Minnesota Veterans Home - Fergus Falls receive specialized and individualized care through a team approach. Our Residents and their quality of care is our top priority, and we strive to help our Residents maintain the greatest possible independence in their lives by providing as much choice as possible.

The Fergus Falls Veterans Home opened a Veterans Village in 2011, which consists of two households of 10 and 11 Residents each, designed to offer medical services in a home-style atmosphere. This community approach and design creates a sense of place for dementia Residents by providing a familiar, home-like environment.

In Fergus Falls, our mission is to CARE: "Creatively deliver focused care; Acknowledge military heritage; Reconnect Residents with the community; Enhance life's experiences." The Home also contains a VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic.



Individualized Care Services

  • Medical Services
  • 24-hour Focused Nursing Services
  • Pharmaceutical Services
  • Recreation Therapy Services
  • Chaplain Services
  • Dietetic & Nutritional Services
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Assistance with VA Benefits
  • Social Services

Specialized Services

  • Barber Shop
  • Beauty Shop
  • General Store
  • Library
  • Family Inn
  • Cashier
  • Exercise Room
  • Transportation to Medical Appointments


  • Resident Council
  • Family Council
  • Spouse Support Group
  • Community Connections
  • Outings
  • Volunteer Services

Special Features

  • Award-winning Nursing Care approaches
  • Private and semi-private rooms
  • Transportation to VA Medical Center
  • Main Street - a trip back in time
  • Interior open-air recreational area

Family Council

The Minnesota Veterans Home Family Council for the Fergus Falls facility provides a formal vehicle for communication and information sharing between administration, family members, staff, Residents, and family friends. It provides a forum for these families and friends to discuss common concerns, share ideas, provide support, and impact both facility program and direction in a mutually supportive and beneficial manner for all members. This is accomplished via monthly meetings with Family Council members, followed by monthly meetings that involve Family Council Officers and the Minnesota Veterans Home Administration.

About the Family Council

The Family Council shares ideas, information, and concerns by:

  • Developing projects aimed at improving the quality of life, well-being, and happiness of their loved one, as well as all Residents of the Veterans Home
  • Providing input on Veterans Home decisions
  • Safeguarding consumer and Resident rights
  • Opening channels of communication between Residents, families, Veterans Home staff and the administration, as well as the community
  • Establishing an orientation package about the Family Council for new Residents
  • Providing information and support to families of past, current, and prospective Residents
  • Promoting goodwill and fellowship among members

For information on meetings dates and times call the Home directly at (218) 736-0400 or 1-877-VET HMFF (838-4633).


Fergus Falls Activity Calendar

Quality of care is foremost at the Fergus Falls Veterans Home, and our Residents are our primary focus. Through this calendar of diverse activities, we strive to help our Residents maintain the greatest possible independence in their lives.

Our Residents are treated to a wide variety of recreation activities and events, both within the facility and out in the community. By providing this detailed schedule, we encourage family and friends to participate as much as possible in the activities at Fergus Falls Veterans Home.

Dietary Menu

The dietary menu at our Fergus Falls Home has been developed by registered dietitians. Our menu provides Residents with a balanced, nutritious meal. Just like at home, different menu options are available to accommodate the needs of our Residents.


Minnesota Veterans Home – Fergus Falls
1821 North Park Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
(218) 736-0400

1-877-VET HMFF (838-4633)
Fax: (218) 739-7686

Admissions: (218) 736-1267
Administrator, John Skillingstad: (218) 736-0404
Volunteer Service Coordinator, Deanna Mounts: (218) 736-0407
Director of Nursing, Teresa Platz: (218) 736-0493