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October 5, 2022

150+ Best VA Approved State Veteran Nursing Homes (2023 Edition)

Last updated on December 18, 2022

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In this post, I’ll reveal and explain more than 150 VA-approved State Veteran Nursing Homes for 2023!

All 50 states offer at least one “State Veterans Home” for disabled veterans and homeless veterans.

The VA generally pays for the care of veterans who meet certain eligibility criteria.

Okay, let’s explore more about the top state veteran homes this year.

Veteran Home Care: What is the State Veteran Nursing Homes Program?

Veteran Nursing Homes

State veterans nursing homes are facilities that provide nursing home services and domiciliary or adult day healthcare to disabled and homeless veterans.

They are owned and operated by state governments.

The “State Veteran Homes Program” dates to the Civil War era when many states created them to provide shelter to disabled and homeless veterans.

To participate in the State Veterans Home program, the VA must formally recognize and certify a facility as a State Veterans Home.

The VA then surveys all facilities each year to make sure they continue to meet VA standards.

Veteran Assisted Living: Who is Eligible for a State Veterans Home?

Veteran Assisted Living

Eligibility for State Veterans Homes is based on clinical need and availability.

Each State is responsible for establishing eligibility and admission criteria for its homes.

Some State Veterans Homes may admit non-veteran spouses and gold star parents while others may admit only veterans.

A VA-recognized State Veterans Home may receive payments directly from the VA to help defray the cost of care provided to its veteran patients.

The cost of these facilities varies by state.

The VA will not pay for care of non-veterans.

Interested veterans should talk with a VA social worker about the eligibility requirements of State Veterans Homes near you, and to figure out a plan for paying for State Veterans Home care services.

Learn more about costs for long-term care by visiting the Paying for Long Term Care link.

VA Nursing Home Services: What Services Can I get?

VA Nursing Home

Each State Veterans Home provides nursing home, domiciliary, or adult day healthcare services.

The State Veterans Home may also provide more than one of these services depending on the specific needs of the veteran.

State Veterans Homes are in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Some states have more than one State Veterans Homes.

Click HERE for a complete list of Veterans Nursing Homes by state.

How Do I Know If a State Veterans Home Is Right for Me?

How Do I Know If a State Veterans Home Is Right for Me

Deciding whether to move into a State Veterans Home is an important decision for veterans and their families.

A good option is to use the Veteran Decision Aid for Care at Home or in the Community to help determine what home-care services or long-term care services may best meet your needs now or in the future.

Veterans or their caretakers can also take a free Caregiver Self-Assessment.

It can help your caregiver identify their own needs and decide how much support they can offer to you.

Having this information from your caregiver, along with the involvement of your VA healthcare team and VA social worker, will help you reach short-term and long-term care decisions.

Ask your VA social worker for these resources or download copies from the Making Decisions page at

If a State Veterans Home seems right for you, your VA social worker can help you locate one and assist with all planning and execution.

What About Free VA Nursing Care?

Free VA Nursing Care

Veterans can get nursing home care in one of the three different nursing home options listed below.

In each, you’d live there full time and have access to nursing and medical care, as well as help with daily tasks 24 hours a day.

You may be able to get VA benefits to help pay for nursing home care.

It depends on your income and the level of your service-connected disability (a disability that resulted from your military service).

  • Community Nursing Homes: Non-VA nursing homes that we contract with in many parts of the country so you can get care near your home and family
  • State Veterans Homes: State-owned and -managed centers that provide full-time care for Veterans and, sometimes, non-Veteran spouses and Gold Star parents

Veterans Home: List of Approved VA Long Term Care Facilities by State

List of Approved VA Long Term Care Facilities by State


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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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New Mexico

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New York

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North Carolina

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North Dakota

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South Carolina

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West Virginia

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About the Author

Brian Reese
Brian Reese

Brian Reese

Brian Reese is one of the top VA disability benefits experts in the world and bestselling author of You Deserve It: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Veteran Benefits You’ve Earned (Second Edition).

Brian’s frustration with the VA claim process led him to create VA Claims Insider, which provides disabled veterans with tips, strategies, and lessons learned to win their VA disability compensation claim, faster, even if they’ve already filed, been denied, gave up, or don’t know where to start. 

As the founder of VA Claims Insider and CEO of Military Disability Made Easy, he has helped serve more than 10 million military members and veterans since 2013 through free online educational resources.

He is a former active duty Air Force officer with extensive experience leading hundreds of individuals and multi-functional teams in challenging international environments, including a combat tour to Afghanistan in 2011 supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

Brian is a Distinguished Graduate of Management from the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, and he holds an MBA from Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business, Stillwater, OK, where he was a National Honor Scholar (Top 1% of Graduate School class).

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