ILLINOIS VETERANS HOMES
Did you know that Illinois has four Veterans homes? Run by the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA), all four 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 the 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 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.
Cost of Care
Members (residents) pay a monthly maintenance fee which 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 physician. No veteran will be turned away because of ability to pay. This fee is assessed based on an individual's income (not assets) and is currently capped at $929 per month. Effective July 1, 2012, the maximum fee will increase to $1079 per month for members admitted prior to July 1, 2012 and to $1429 for members admitted after July 1, 2012.
Staff members at each Home are available to answer admission-related questions and to advise veterans and families in making the best choice possible. For more information, contact: The Adjutant Illinois Veterans Home, 1015 O'Conor Avenue, LaSalle, Illinois 61301 Phone; (815) 223-0303, ext. 210