The State of Utah has four beautiful Veteran nursing homes for Veterans needing long-term care. The Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs oversees these homes and the day-to-day operations are provided by a contracted private healthcare provider. All four homes carry a 5-star rating by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services.
In general, a Veteran is eligible for admission to these homes if they served on active duty or deployed while serving in the reserves. There is no cost for veterans with a 70% or higher service-connected disability (SCD). For Veterans with no SCD or an SCD that is less than 70%, the VA subsidizes the cost with a per diem of approximately $120 a day. Spouses of Veterans and Gold Star Parents are also eligible for admission, however the cost of care is not covered or subsidized by the VA. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the homes directly at the contact information below.
William E. ChristoffersenThe William E. Christoffersen Veterans Home opened in 1998 as a skilled nursing facility that focuses on the residents’ quality of life. Currently, the facility has 81 beds, 39 double occupancy rooms, and 3 private rooms. There are two wings on the upper floor and a memory care unit downstairs. A vibrant recreation department involves residents in many activities, games, and programs. Residents grow tomatoes in raised garden plots in the summer, go on fishing trips, visit museums, enjoy concerts and nearby sporting events.
Salt Lake Veterans Home
700 S. Foothill Drive
Salt Lake City, UT, 84113-1104
George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans HomeGeorge E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home is the premier long-term care and rehabilitation facility in Northern Utah. We provide 5-Star quality rehabilitation, extended skilled nursing care and specialized memory care. Our staff, residents and volunteers create a warm and friendly community that seeks to uphold and affirm the dignity and joy of life as we care for the physical and emotional needs of our residents.
1102 North 1200 West
Ogden, UT 84404
Mervyn Sharp Bennion Veterans HomeThe Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home is a state-of-the-art facility conveniently located just off of I-15 Exit 250. This facility was built to provide the very best accommodations for Veterans in need of long-term care. Spouses of Veterans and Gold Star parents are also eligible. The Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home offers 9 separate communities that offer a unique home-like environment. Each of the 9 communities offers a kitchen, a dining room, a living room and 12 spacious, fully furnished private rooms with private bathrooms and showers.
1551 North Main Street
Payson, UT 84651
Southern Utah Veterans HomeThe Southern Utah Veterans Home is a state-of-the-art facility conveniently located under the Big Red Majestic Mountain of Ivins City. This facility was built to provide the very best accommodations for Veterans in need of long-term care. The Southern Utah Veterans Home offers 9 separate communities that offer a unique home-like environment. Each of the 9 communities offers a kitchen, a dining room, a living room and 12 spacious, fully furnished private rooms with private bathrooms and showers.
160 N. 200 E Street
Ivins, UT 84738
Veterans Homes Advisory Boards
Each home has an advisory board that acts as a liaison between the Department of Veterans and Military Affairs, the residents, members of the community and the home administration. The advisory boards meet bimonthly remote, review and assure the provision of services for the residents, their families, and the professional staff that ensures the physical, spiritual and mental wellness of our residents. Learn more: UDVMA Boards & Councils