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Veterans who served on active duty with an honorable or general discharge, and who have lived in Nebraska at least two years during their lifetime, are eligible to live in a State of Nebraska Veterans’ Home. Veterans must be disabled by reason of service or age or otherwise unable to earn a living.
Spouses, surviving spouses of veterans, and Gold Star spouses and parents are also eligible for membership under similar requirements.

Application Process

There are several options for prospective members to apply for membership at a State of Nebraska Veterans’ Home:

(1.) Apply through the County Veterans’ Service Officer (CVSO) in the county where you currently reside;

(2.) Apply to the home directly;

(3.) Apply through a recognized veterans’ organization. The Veterans’ Homes Board will review all applications for approval. The veterans’ home then pre-screens each applicant. As room becomes available in the appropriate level of care, applicants are contacted and offered admission to the veterans’ home they have indicated interest in.

Structure & Governing board

Veterans’ Home Administrator reports to the Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director of Operations. Each applicant’s eligibility and charges are determined by an impartial Veterans’ Homes Board. Board members include appointed representatives of veterans’ service organizations. The Director of the Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs is the permanent secretary of the Board.

Services Provided

Services range from skilled nursing care to domiciliary care (assisted living). Physical, occupational, speech, and restorative nursing therapy services, hospice care are available. Recreational activities are provided and religious services are available.

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