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General Information

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Run by the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA), all four Illinois Veterans’ Homes are fully staffed with caring and dedicated professionals who provide quality long-term skilled care and services to resident members. Volunteers from veteran service organizations and the local community provide many additional supporting services and activities to the veterans.

Each of our Homes is licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health and certified by the US Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center of jurisdiction. The Homes work closely with the local healthcare community to ensure that each resident’s specific health care needs are available and met. Emphasis is given to ensuring that each resident member is well cared for, has a full quality of life, and enjoys a caring, supportive environment.

Eligibility

Any honorably discharged veteran is entitled to admission if he or she:

· Has served in the U.S. Armed Forces at least one day during a period recognized by the USDVA as a war period or served in a hostile fire environment and was awarded a campaign or expeditionary medal; or

· Was retired for a service-connected disability or injury, or

· Has served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for 24 months of continuous service or more and enlisted after September 7, 1980 or

· Has served as a Reservist or National Guard member, and the service included being called to Federal Active Duty (excluding service for Active Duty Training only) and completed the term or completed 20 years of satisfactory service and is otherwise eligible to receive reserve or active duty retirement benefits; or

· Has been discharged for reasons of hardship or released from active duty due to a reduction in the U.S. Armed Forces before the completion of the required period of service; and

· Entered the service as a resident of Illinois or has been a resident of Illinois for one year immediately preceding the date of application for admission; and

· Is disabled by disease, wounds, or otherwise, and because of disability is incapable of earning a living.

Peacetime veterans with one year of honorable military service may also be eligible for admission; other qualifying conditions, as required, must be met.

Admission to an Illinois Veterans’ Home is based upon:

* The ability of the Home to provide adequate and appropriate care and services required by the person’s medical diagnoses and assessed needs, and:
* An available bed in the category required by the veteran’s medical conditions and assessed needs.

Cost of Care

Members (residents) pay a monthly maintenance fee. This fee is assessed based on an individual's income (not assets) and is currently capped at $1,429.00 per month. This fee covers room, food (including special diets and supplements), medication, all levels of medical care, recreation and activities, and any special therapy or treatment prescribed by the attending Home physician. No qualified veteran will be turned away because of ability to Some costs of care are not covered. These include, but may not be limited to: eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures, prostheses, and special wheelchairs or mechanical devices. Such costs must be paid directly to the providers by the resident or responsible surrogate.

Qualifying Standards

Each Home is surveyed, inspected, and certified annually by its US Department of Veterans Affairs medical center of jurisdiction in areas of resident rights, quality of care, and safety.

Additionally, our Homes are inspected and licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health and must comply with its established rules and regulations.

National, state and local veteran organizations frequently visit the Homes, and Resident Advisory Groups in each Home work to represent resident members’ views and to ensure that quality of life standards remain high.

Admission Priorities

In addition to a veteran’s military service, admission to an Illinois Veterans’ Home is based upon:

  1. The ability of the Home to provide the care and services required by the veteran's medical diagnoses and assessed needs.
  2. An available bed in the category of care required by the veteran's medical conditions and assessed needs.

Veterans whose applications are accepted, but who cannot be immediately admitted to the facility, are placed on the facility waiting list and are prioritized on a "first come-first served" basis. Absolutely no exceptions are permitted to this policy.

Click on following file to get recent admission application in .pdf format  admissionapplication.pdf

Staff members at each Home are available to answer admission-related questions and to advise veterans and families in making the best choice possible.

  1. The Adjutant Illinois Veterans Home - Anna
    792 N. Main Street
    Anna, Illinois 62906
    Phone: (618) 833-6302 ext. 229
  2. The Adjutant Illinois Veterans Home - LaSalle
    1015 O'Conor Avenue
    LaSalle, Illinois 61301
    Phone: (815) 223-0303, ext. 222
  3. The Adjutant Illinois Veterans Home - Manteno
    1 Veterans Drive
    Manteno, Illinois 60950
    Phone: (815) 468–6581 ext. 226
  4. The Adjutant Illinois Veterans Home - Quincy
    1707 N. 12th Street
    Quincy, Illinois 62301
    Phone: (217) 222-8641 ext. 209

Activities

Our Homes provide a full range of activities for members, both inside and outside of the facility. Every member is encouraged to participate in as many of the activities and programs as possible. Some examples of activities include card games, BINGO parties, cooking and crafts, religious services, exercise and fitness, entertainment, and "outside" activities.

Members are encouraged to have visitors on a frequent basis and can be granted leave of absence for visits outside the Home if their medical needs permit.​​​