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Eligibility for members: (1) Must be honorably discharged from military service with a minimum of 90 days of Active Duty service.
Veterans who enlisted after September 7, 1980 and those commissioned after October 16, 1981 must have served a minimum of 24 continuous months or the full period for which the person was called and be honorably discharged.
(2) Must meet the qualifications as set forth by the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs criteria for skilled nursing care.
(3) Must have been a resident of the State of Alabama during the immediate past twelve months.
(4) Must have had a medical examination by a physician within 90 days of admission request and exam will show that veteran does not have: medical or nursing care need for which home is not equipped or staffed to provide, behavioral traits which may prove to be dangerous to the well-being of the resident or others, or a diagnosis or confirmed history of mental illness or mental retardation.

Application Process

Applications may be obtained from the Veterans Service Office located in each county, downloading from the website, or by contacting the facility. The facility has an Admissions Committee that reviews each application for approval.

Structure & Governing board

The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs currently contracts with Health Management Resources Governmental Services, Inc. to provide care to the veterans in the State’s three State Veterans Homes. There is a full-time VA Director on site at each facility appointed by the Board.

Services Provided

Medical and nursing services, recreation therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, dietary services and church services.

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Use the dropdown menu or click on a state below to locate state veterans homes, eligibility criteria, admission information and more.