Quality nursing and health care services are provided for Utah veterans with U.S. military service during peacetime or wartime. While wartime service is not a requirement for admission to the nursing home, wartime veterans with one day or more of wartime service, as recognized by state and federal laws, have top priority. A veteran’s spouse or surviving spouse may also qualify for admittance to the Utah State Veterans Nursing Home, providing the marriage to the veteran occurred at least one year before the application.
In state-owned veterans homes, the VA pays for nearly one half the cost of care for the resident. In certain instances of service connected disabilities, 100% of the cost of care is paid. Care is available to all veterans and eligible dependents.
Utah has four State Veterans Homes located in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Payson and Ivins. The state oversight agency is the Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs (UDVMA). The operations and management of the facilities is contracted to a private health Care provider (Avalon Health Care). All four facilities carry a 5-star CMS rating.
If you have any questions, would like to contribute to these facilities, or to sponsor a patient room, please contact the Utah Department of Veteran’s Affairs at either (801) 326-2372 or 1-800-894-9497.