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The Minnesota Veterans Home - Minneapolis is located on a peaceful, 53-acre wooded campus overlooking the Mississippi River near Minnehaha Falls. The campus contains 291 skilled nursing beds and 50 domiciliary beds in private and semiprivate rooms.

Our legacy began in the late 1800s when, what was then called the Old Soldiers Home, was built for indigent Veterans of the Civil War. Providing care for Veterans for the past 125 years, the shift in focus to making the health care needs of Veterans Homes a primary concern began in the 1960s.  

The services are delivered by a dedicated staff of professionals who are passionate about providing the quality care our Veterans deserve – in a highly personalized manner. This care is enhanced by the natural beauty of the surroundings.



Our Residents enjoy an assortment of services designed to meet their physical, social and spiritual needs.

Individualized Care Services

  • Skilled Nursing Care with a specialty in Dementia Care
  • Medical Services, with 24-hour Nursing Care
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Chaplain and Spiritual Care Services
  • Diet and Nutritional Services
  • Pharmaceutical Services
  • Assistance with VA Benefits
  • Social Services

Specialized Services

  • Barber and Beautician Services
  • Work Therapy
  • Domiciliary Care
  • Transportation to Minneapolis VA Health Care
  • Mental Health Services


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

Special Features

  • Award-Winning Nursing Care Approaches
  • Private and double rooms
  • Walking and biking distance to a variety of city parks and lakes
  • Mall of America, within 5 miles
  • VA Medical Center, within 1 mile
  • Metro Transit stops on campus
  • Walking distance to Light Rail

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Family Council

Minnesota Veterans Home Family Council - Minneapolis

The Family Council is a volunteer organization that consists of family members who have, or have had, a loved one living at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis. Family Council Officers are volunteers, and elected annually. The vision of the Family Council is “families supporting families”. Family Councils are mandated by law; specifically, U.S. Statutes 42 C.F.R. Section 483.15(c) and Minnesota Statutes Sections 144.651, Subd. 27, 144A.10, Subd. 8b, and 144A.101, Subd.6.

About the Family Council

In general, the Family Council provides a formal vehicle for communication and information sharing between administration, family members, staff, Residents, and family friends, through which the following is accomplished.

  • Developing projects aimed at improving the quality of life, well being, and happiness of their loved one, as well as all Residents of the nursing home
  • Providing input on nursing home decisions
  • Safeguarding nursing home consumer and resident rights
  • Opening channels of communication between Residents, families, nursing home staff and the administration, as well as the general public
  • 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

The Family Council has undertaken several projects aimed at improving the quality of our loved ones’ lives, the first of which is to hold monthly meetings. In addition, there are summer river boat trips and the annual end-of-summer picnic, the delivery of welcome baskets to new Residents, sending sympathy cards to the families whose loved one has passed away, the production of a monthly newsletter, and finally, each Family Council Officer is an understanding listener whenever needed. To sum it up, you and your loved one’s best interests prevail for the Family Council.


Family Council members meet on the second Saturday of each month. Social time is from noon until 12:30 p.m., from 12:30 to 2 p.m. the business meeting part of the meeting gets underway, which includes speakers. Meetings are held in the Community Room of Building 19. There are no dues, nor financial obligations. For more information contact the Family Council at 

Additional Information


Minneapolis Activity Calendar

Quality of care is foremost at the Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis Veterans Home.

Dietary Menu

The dietary menu at our Minneapolis 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 - Minneapolis
5101 Minnehaha Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417
(612) 548-5700

1-877-VET MPLS (838-6757)
Fax: (612) 548-5732

Admissions: (612) 548-5731
Human Resources: (612) 548-5989
Administrator, Cory Glad: (612) 548-5705
Community Relations, Sandy Larson: (612) 548-5993
Volunteer Service Coordinator, Erin Betlock: (612) 548-5751
Director of Nursing, Darlene Schwann: (612) 548-5710