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Oregon Veterans' Home
The Dalles, Oregon
"The place where honor lives."
Oregon Veterans' Home signOpened in the fall of 1997, the Oregon Veterans´ Home is a 151-bed long-term care facility that provides skilled nursing, Alzheimers and other dementia, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care to veterans, spouses of veterans, and parents all of whose children died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. 
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The Oregon Veterans´ Home is located in the historic Columbia Gorge community of The Dalles, 2 miles southeast of the point where Interstate 84 meets U.S. Highway 197 (exit 87).  Situated on 15 acres, the Oregon Veterans´ Home has a panoramic view of the city of The Dalles, the Columbia River and the The Dalles Dam. 
The Oregon Veterans´ Home is owned by the State of Oregon and is not a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA/Federal VA) Medical Center. The Oregon Veterans´ Home is a Medicare and Medicaid certified facility.
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Oregon Laws
The Oregon Laws relating to the Oregon Veterans´ Home are contained in Oregon Revised Statutes, chapter 408.
The Oregon Administrative Rules for the agency are located in chapter 274

Eligibility For Care
The Oregon Veterans´ Home is a Medicare and Medicaid certified facility.  To be admitted to the Home, an applicant must be:
  • A veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces as defined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) discharged under honorable conditions or
  • The spouse, or surviving spouse as defined by the USDVA or
  • A parent, all of whose children died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
An applicant must also:
  • Be able to pay the resident´s portion of the cost of care
  • Be in need of skilled or intermediate nursing home care
  • Not require medical care for which the Home is not equipped or staffed to provide
  • Not have violent traits that may prove dangerous to the veteran, residents of the Home, staff or others.  However, this should not be interpreted as to prevent the admission of residents diagnosed with Alzheimer´s disease or other dementia. The facility is equipped and prepared to provide care for common behavior problems and recommended behavior management. 

The cost of general nursing care is $104.50 per day ($3,239.50 for a 31-day month). The cost of Alzheimer/Dementia care is $108.50 ($3,363.50 for a 31-day month).
The amount paid by the veteran or his/her family may come from military or civilian retirement, VA compensation or VA non-service connected pension, Social Security or personal funds.  An additional $2 per day for residents to purchase incidental and comfort items is recommended.  The amount the veteran is required to pay is considerably less than the actual cost of care because the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides a daily subsidy. 
The rate for non-veterans (spouses, surviving spouses, or parents, all of whose children died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces) is currently $152.50 per day for general care, and $156.50 per day for Alzheimer's care. 
The above rates do not include a pharmacy benefit.  Pharmacy costs are charged in addition to the daily rate.

Covered Benefits
At the present time, the daily charge includes the following services and amenities:
  • A semi-private room
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • medical supplies and equipment
  • some orthotic/prosthetic devices
  • dietary supplements
  • transportation
  • housekeeping services
  • basic personal care supplies
  • color TVs with remote controls
  • recreational and social activities
  • haircuts
  • personal laundry (except dry cleaning)
  • sightseeing excursions
  • wheelchair accessible walking trails with scenic viewpoints
  • use of lounges, library, and chapel
  • gift shop

Application Process
Applications for residency to the Oregon Veterans´ Home can be obtained from the Home or from county veterans´ service officers located in each county.  Once applications are received at the Home, the Home´s Admissions Coordinator contacts the applicant or responsible party and reviews the information contained in the application.  Normally, the application process takes up to five working days.  Once applications are approved, the veteran is scheduled for admission on a bed available basis.

Who to contact...
The Oregon Veterans´ Home staff will be glad to answer your questions and/or provide a guided tour of the facility.  You may contact the Oregon Veterans' Home toll free at 1-800-846-8460 or 541-296-7190. Our address is:
Oregon Veterans´ Home
700 Veterans´ Drive
The Dalles, Oregon 97058
County Veterans´ Service Officers will also be glad to answer your specific questions.

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