Care & Services
Our Veterans Homes provide person-centered care designed and delivered according to the individual needs of each Resident. We operate 24/7 facilities that provide a combination of skilled nursing care, special care units for dementia and Alzheimer's, domiciliary care, rehabilitation services, recreational therapy, and work therapy programs.
MDVA is continuing to respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as the number of reported cases in Minnesota increases. We are working closely with the Minnesota Departments of Health, Public Safety, Nursing Home advocacy groups, the Ombudsman Office and others for latest information and guidance. For our most recent information on COVID-19 policies at our homes, please click here.
We look forward to answering your questions about Resident admissions, requirements and the application process to the Minnesota Veterans Homes.
Our Homes Residents must be:
- Discharged under honorable conditions from any branch of the U.S. armed forces and is a current resident of Minnesota, who served 181 consecutive days on active duty, unless discharged earlier because of disability incurred in the line of duty.
- The spouse of an eligible Veteran who is at least 55 years old and meets residency requirements.
- Able to demonstrate a medical or clinical need for admission.
Residents contribute to the cost of their care according to their means. For questions or more information, contact the benefit coordinator of each Home.
Hear from one of our Veterans Benefit Coordinators in this short video.
Fergus Falls Virtual Tour
Hastings Virtual Tour
Luverne Virtual Tour
1-877-VET MPLS (838-6757)
Minneapolis Virtual Tour
1-877-SBY VETS (729-8387)
Silver Bay Virtual Tour
Volunteers at each of our Homes contribute tremendously to the quality of life of our Veterans. Volunteers provide invaluable support by sharing their experience, time and compassion with our Residents. Family members, friends and community members play a key role in helping us serve those who served through generous donations of time and money. If you or someone you know would like to make a difference, please contact us at 1-888-LinkVet.
For each Home's specific needs please visit their Giving Guide pages, which include specific project funding needs, volunteer opportunities and requested donation items.
It's a legacy that 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. Over the years, a variety of specialized services were added to meet the total needs of our Residents. There are now five State Veterans Homes around the state designed to ensure that our nation's heroes and their spouses can live in a caring community that enriches their lives.
For a complete historical overview, please visit the Veterans Homes history page.