Veterans' Homes

Illinois' Veterans' Home:
A commitment to enhancing the lives of Illinois veterans in our care.

Illinois veterans and eligible spouses seeking skilled and domiciliary care are offered five unique veterans' homes located across Illinois: Anna, Chicago, LaSalle, Manteno, and Quincy. Beginning with the oldest home Quincy, founded in 1886 sitting on 210 picturesque acres to the newest home in Chicago, an urban, open-concept home, each offers person centered care delivered by medical professionals and staff dedicated to enhancing the lives of veterans in their care.

Caring for the whole person: The homes' comprehensive model of care considers the medical, personal, and emotional needs of each resident. The staffs are uniquely capable of serving the needs of the veteran community and offering an environment that honors their service to the country.

Medical Care: Trained medical and care professionals ensure the veterans are healthy and their day-to-day needs are met.

Nutrition:  Menus are created to provide balanced nutrition with enjoyable culinary experiences.

Programs: The homes' activities professionals develop meaningful and creative programs to engage resident veterans in their community and insert joy into their every day.

Connections: As experienced long-term care providers, we understand that care transcends far beyond the veteran and includes his/her family and friends. We open our doors to families and develop programs and events that bring us all together. Members are also encouraged to have visitors on a frequent basis and can be granted leave of absence for visits outside the Home if their medical needs permit.

We are privileged to serve Illinois veterans. Come make us your home.

Note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the homes have safely offered programs, events, and visitation based on the protocols of the time. 

 

Housing Benefits

State Benefits Specially Adapted Housing The State of Illinois also has a specially adapted housing grant for those veterans who qualify for the federal veterans' specially adapted housing grant. 

330 ILCS 65/Disabled Veterans Housing Act Illinois. 

Under this act, eligible veterans may be granted a single lump sum payment not to exceed $15,000 to provide assistance in acquiring a suitable dwelling unit with special fixtures and/or movable facilities made necessary by the veteran's permanent and total disability. To be eligible, the veteran must be certified eligible by the VA for the federal Specially Adapted Housing Grant and the veteran must have been a resident of the State of Illinois at the time he or she entered the service. Apply at any IDVA office. Veterans eligible for the federal grant for Specially Adapted Housing may be provided a State of Illinois grant of up to $3,000 to help pay the cost of remodeling made necessary by the veteran's permanent and total disability. This does not, however, mean the veteran will receive the full $3,000. For example, if the cost of remodeling is fully paid by the VA grant, the IDVA grant will pay nothing. But if the cost of remodeling is over the amount of the VA grant, the IDVA grant will pay remodeling costs not to exceed $3,000. To be eligible for this grant, the veteran must be certified eligible by the VA for assistance under Chapter 21 of Title 38, United States Code. The veteran must also have been a resident of the State of Illinois at the time he or she entered the service. Apply at any IDVA office.

Levels of Care

Domiciliary & Skilled Nursing Care
The Veterans' Homes of Illinois offer affordable long-term care to aged and disabled veterans as well as their eligible spouses in five across the state - Anna, Chicago, LaSalle, Manteno, and Quincy. The Veterans' Homes offer services ranging from independent domiciliary living program in Anna and Quincy with minimal support to 24/7 skilled nursing care in all five locations for veterans with significant clinical needs. Our staff are uniquely capable of serving the needs of the veteran community and offering an environment that honors their service to the country.