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As a US military veteran, you have made a great sacrifice by serving to protect our nation and its freedoms. In return, in your retirement, there are senior living services designated to help you. As a veteran searching for assisted living facilities, we want to provide assistance to you. Here is everything you need to know about when searching for assisted living for military veterans of retirement age.

What are the Most Common Types of Assisted Living for Veterans?

To start with there are three main types of assisted living for veterans:

  • You can live in senior living communities provided by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • There are military retirement communities where only veterans can reside.
  • The third option is a senior living community that is located near a military base.

What Kind of Retirement Homes are Provided by the Veterans Affairs Office?

As for the military veteran retirement home provided by the US government, there are only two locations:

  • Armed Forces Retirement Home Washington
  • Armed Forces Retirement Home Gulfport

States also operate VA Homes or State Veterans Homes. There is at least one VA Home per state. To find a VA Home near you, contact the VA facility and service center near you. Another consideration is the fact that most of these VA Homes have long waitlists. You may be unable to live in a VA Home even if you are fully eligible due to lack of housing.

Keep in mind that VA Homes provide assisted living, as well as nursing home and adult day care services. These facilities date back to the Civil War when veterans after the war needed somewhere secure to live. Assisted living facilities can be designated as a VA Home by getting certified and surveyed regularly to ensure these meet VA standards.

Do I Qualify for Veterans Armed Forces Assisted Living?

While you may be a military veteran that was honorably discharged, you may be unable to live in Veterans Armed Forces retirement homes. The requirements for veterans involve your:

  • Military rank
  • Military status
  • Age
  • Any physical or mental health issues when you apply for admission
  • Any criminal history

In addition, your non-veteran spouse may also qualify to be able to live with you in an assisted living home if applicable. Gold star parents of veterans can also apply for VA Homes, and some state-sponsored facilities will provide care for these seniors.

How Much Does a VA Home Assisted Living Facility Cost?

When you are living in a VA Home, some of the expenses may be covered by Veterans Affairs. However, this amount varies from state to state. More so, if you are an eligible non-veteran, such as a spouse or gold star parent, you will not receive any VA aid for assisted living. Contact your local VA office to speak with a case manager to learn more about paying for care. You can set up a plan to cover your expenses in the long term.

What are Military Retirement Communities Not Sponsored by the VA?

Since senior housing through the VA is in high demand in most states, you want to consider other retirement communities for military veterans. Thankfully there are nonprofit organizations that provide this service:

  • There is the Knollwood Military Retirement Community in Washington, DC. Also known as Distaff Hall, this is a retirement community for veterans of all service branches, as well as their family members. This community is funded through charitable donations and provides senior care for approximately 300 residents including couples. Assisted living is provided, along with independent living, memory care, and skilled nursing care. Ten percent of seniors receive financial aid to allow them to cover living expenses at Distaff Hall.
  • Another nonprofit organization offering veteran retirement services is the Vinson Hall Retirement Community. This is supported by the Navy, Coast Guard, and Marines but not exclusive to these branches of service. Located in McLean, Virginia, this life plan community provides assisted living, long-term care, independent living, and memory care.

How Do I Find Assisted Living Communities Near a Military Base?

Start your search for cities with military bases near you. From there you can search for assisted living facilities in that city. While these assisted living centers are going to include a more diverse population than just veterans, chances are high that a good percentage of the residents will be veterans.

This is due to the need for veterans to live near a VA hospital, especially disabled vets or senior veterans with medical issues. They need to be able to visit the hospital for medical care, which requires them to live close by. As a result, if you live in a retirement community with assisted living services near a military base, you are more likely to live among other vets. At the very least, you will be living close to a military base and this grants you access to a strong military community.

Here you are able to participate in professional organizations or military-related service programs more easily. For example, if you are a veteran who wants to volunteer with some service organizations for soldiers, this close proximity to a base gives you that opportunity.

  • One example of a retirement community near a military base that is open to residents regardless if they were in the military is Patriots Landing. Located in DuPont, Washington near Joint Base Lewis McCord, this community offers assisted living services, memory care, and independent living. The facility features 135 clubhouse apartments where residents can receive assisted living services, along with 22 memory care apartments and 25 private cottages.

Can I Find Veterans Assisted Living for Specific Branches of the Military?

For specific branches and ranks, there are exclusive retirement communities:

  • The Army Residence Community in San Antonio, Texas is an officer-only military retirement home for officers and their spouses. An officer is someone who has either 20 years of service whereas for at least 10 years they were a warrant or commissioned officer in the Army, Reserve, or National Guard. For an assisted living apartment, the cost is $134 to $242 a day for one resident.
  • For Air Force veterans and their spouses, the Air Force Enlisted Village offers assisted living services. Located in Florida near Eglin Air Force Base, assisted living is available at the Bob Hope Village. Financial assistance is provided to veterans and spouses who are in need thanks to several charitable organizations that support the retirement community. At the Bob Hope Village residents have access to a plethora of services. They reside in one or two bedroom apartments equipped with kitchens while sharing a common lounge that also includes a community kitchen and laundry facility. There is a beauty salon, swimming pool, ATM, banquet hall, fitness room, library, and a cafe called Modelle’s Kitchen. Residents also benefit from transportation, beach outings, and health care services including occupational and speech therapy.

What are the Types of Assisted Living for Veterans?

Before you select a military retirement community for assisted living, consider what type of living arrangements provide this type of care. Seniors with a low level of care can benefit from the flexibility of a senior apartment. With the addition of assisted living services, these seniors maintain some autonomy while receiving aid in the areas where they need it. Also known as assisted daily living or ADLs, this type of service includes basic life tasks, such as housekeeping, meal preparation, and transportation.

For seniors who have medical issues or take medication, they have a more moderate level of care. They require additional assistance, such as with getting dressed or remembering to take medication on time. This type of assisted living may also include in-home therapy, such as speech, occupational, or physical therapy, to help the senior recover from an injury or illness.

Seniors who have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease require a more advanced level of care. They will need to live in a nursing home or memory care facility. Here they can receive assisted living along with specialized medical care including 24/7 nursing observation.

How Do I Find Veteran Assisted Living Near Me?

If you were in the military service for many years and have become well accustomed to that community, then you are a perfect candidate for a military retirement facility. These communities care for military veterans by offering easy access to VA health services, military programs, and volunteer organizations. In addition, if you are an officer or in a particular city where a military base is located, you may be able to gain residency in a military-only retirement community.

The cost of military retirement communities and assisted living varies from low-income to standard pricing. Plus, you may be able to use VA benefits to help pay for some of your assisted living care. Whether you want to get on a waitlist at a popular military retirement home or prefer to join a state-sponsored VA Home, there are plenty of ways to find military assisted living near you.

[Video] Does The VA Pay For Assisted Living?

Our short video tutorial will answer a common set of questions: 1) Does the VA pay for Assisted Living Care 2) What might the Veteran’s Administration pay for and 3) Where should I turn for help?

Featured Facilities, Videos, Services and Assistance for Veterans

[Video Tour] Falcons Landing Military Retirement Community

A video tour of Falcons Landing – home to retired military officers, their spouses and surviving spouses

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[Video] Overview of VA disability compensation and how to apply

This is an excellent video by the US Department of Veterans Affairs

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VA residents welcome in Austin Texas!

Small intimate licensed assisted living home in north Austin welcomes VA residents. We have cozy apartments available at an affordable price. Most of our residents rent is paid by Soc Security and Aid and attendance benefits Austin North Assisted Living.

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Veterans help for assisted living

Free Consultation and Personal Help for Veterans Looking For Assisted Living

Our highly experienced senior care consultants can help you to navigate VA regulations, and to find what senior care or assisted living facilities are available in your area appropriate and suitable for US military veterans.

Thank you for serving our country. We are looking forward to helping you, and answering your questions! This is a free service.

Assisted Living Directory has helped 1000’s of families (including our own!) to connect with great care facilities! You can read our personal experience here!

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[Video] Veterans, Spouses and Widows – VA Benefits To Help With Assisted Living

An interesting news story about the VA Aid & Attendance Pension that states that if you are a Veteran, a surviving spouse, or a widow, you may be eligible for VA benefits to help pay for the cost of assisted living and nursing home costs.

p class=”text-light”>Apparently, many people and veterans are not aware of this benefit,.so it’s a good video to check out if you are unsure of what your beneifts are.

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[Video Tour] Mission Ridge Assisted Living supporting our Veterans!

A lovely clip of a Veteran’s celebration at an assisted living facility in Billings, Montana. (406) 655-5200

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Pendley Personal Care Home for Veterans – Augusta, GA

Pendley Personal Care Home Assisted living located on Central Avenue.

Premier Veterans home in the community.

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Assisted Living Facilities & Caregiver Support For Veterans


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Premier Veterans home in the community.

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National Resource Directory for Veterans

National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory is a great all-around Government site/resource that offers information on housing, caregiver support and information on Benefits and Compensation. There are several numbers listed that you can call to ask questions, as well as a search/drop-down (right sidebar) that allows you to search for services specifically by state.

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Christian Care Centers – Texas (Multiple Locations)


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Delaware – Milford – Delaware Veterans Home Assisted Living

100 Delaware Veterans Blvd.

Milford, DE 19963-5395


State Licensed Beds: 30

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Florida – Lake City – Robert H. Jenkins, Jr. Veterans’ Domiciliary Home

“The Robert H. Jenkins, Jr. Veterans’ Domiciliary Home of Florida opened in 1990. This 150-bed assisted living facility provides a special combination of housing, personalized support services, and incidental medical care to its veteran residents.”

751 SE Sycamore Terrace

Lake City, Florida 32025

Phone: (386)758-0600

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Sand Lake ALF

Florida – Orlando – Welcome Home Veterans & Widows Of Veterans

Sand Lake Assisted Living Facility was created in 2009 by Veterans for Veterans. We are a Six Bed Florida licensed (AL11561) Affordable Assisted Living Facility not a Large Costly Noisy Nursing Home. Since we are small we can provide a personal one on one touch with our residents Our medical staffs and caregiver’s are all background checked and medically trained to provide the best care and support 24 hours day. Our facility is designed to make the veteran’s or the widow’s feel like they where living in their own home but with all the amenities and assistance they may need to maintain an active lifestyle. They say they feel like the are on vacation all year long because everything is provided for them from Home cooked meals, Laundry Services, Housekeeping, Grooming, Bathing, Toileting, Medication Monitoring, Bingo Nights, Trips to Stores & Restaurants and a Fun Social life with others their age. They love it beats being home all alone!

Our goal is to help the resident stay as independently active as possible, mentally, and physically so they may enjoy life to the fullest. Sand Lake Assisted Living Facility is a place they will love to call home while receiving the attention and loving care in a peaceful relaxing Home! We work closely with many agencies like the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Elder Affairs to insure that the Veteran or Spouse receives the very best help and support they deserve.

Give us a call at 407-854-4018

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St. Petersburg FL Assisted Living for Veterans

450 41st Ave S St Petersburg, FL 33705 (727) 459-5929 “Personalized Service in a Residential/Family Setting”

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Veterans Housing for Seniors in Illinois

Illinois Veterans Homes for Seniors

Learn how to find housing for Veterans in Illinois, including eligibility information, how to apply for a grant, cost of care, and more!

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Lancaster Veteran's Home





Phone: (661) 974-7035

Facility Number: 197607726

Facility Capacity: 60

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Charlotte Hall Veterans Assisted Living

Maryland – Charlotte Hall – Assisted Living &Domiciliary Care at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home provides a continuum of long term care to its residents, from Assisted Living, to specialized Skilled Nursing, to care for those with Alzheimerdisease. Charlotte Hall Veterans Home provides an Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing long-term care facility for Maryland Veterans and eligible spouses who are unable to take care of themselves due to age or disability. Listed below are the eligibility requirements for admission:

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

29449 Charlotte Hall Road

Charlotte Hall, MD 20622


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Services and amenities include, but are not limited to:

  • Honorably discharged veteran of the United States Armed Forces or the legal spouse of a veteran eligible to be admitted to Charlotte Hall*
  • Maryland resident
  • Age 62 or older, unless disabled and unable to work

Montana Veterans Homes

Montana’s Senior and Long Term Care Division offers a page listing their Senior Veterans Homes information. Did you know that “Montana’s veterans account for about 16% of the adult population, and only three other states have as high a percentage of veterans?”

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Sycamores Terrace Retirement Community

1427 Lebanon Pike

Nashville, TN 37210

(615) 242-2412

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Search Tool for Finding Long Term Care for Veterans in Tennessee

The state of Tennessee’s Area Agency on Aging and Disabiltiy has a great search tool that has a category specifically for Veterans. When I did a statewide search, and chose the ‘Veterans’ service category, a good number of long-term care facilities offering care for Veterans came up. Choices also included those for Alzheimer’s and memory care. You can view this great tool here: Website

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Wisconsin – Liberty Village of Tomah

“Liberty Village Assisted Living (A 52-Unit Facility) accepts assistance from the Aid and Attendance Veterans Program and provides a 10% discount off the base rent for all Veterans who qualify.”

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Teilman and Cal Assisted Living – Fresno CA

Teilman and Cal Assisted Living is a newly established assisted living facility, located at 2038 S. Teilman Avenue, Fresno Cal. 93706, in the South West part of Fresno. We serve senior veterans of the armed forces

With only six residents, we are able to offer quality care and supervision 24/7, with a licensed LVN in residence.

Frances Heller

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Wisconsin Statewide – How To Identify Assisted Living Geared Towards Veterans

The State of Wisconsin’s Department of Health has a great tool that allows you to search for assisted living statewide – as well as a number of other senior care categories and options, such as hospice, Dementia care and Alzheimer’s care. This tool allows you to sort/specify for assisted living providers for Veterans in Wisconsin.

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Caregiver Support for Veterans and their families

VA Caregiver Support

Assisted Living isn’t always an immediate option or it may take some time to find the right facility or community. You may be caring or “caregiving” for a Veteran at home, and may need support, advice or just someone to talk to. This government service and site can connect you with a caregiver, and offer local assistance by licensed professionals near where your home is. This group of caring professionals can:

Tell you about the assistance available from VA.

Help you access services and benefits.

Connect you with your local family Caregiver Support Coordinator at a VA medical center near you.

Just listen, if that’s what you need right now.

VA’s Caregiver Support Line

Call toll-free to 1-855-260-3274

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