The VLB Texas State Veterans Homes provide affordable, long-term nursing care for Texas veterans, their spouses and Gold Star parents. Conveniently located across Texas, each first-class facility is designed to enhance quality of life with a clean, caring and dignified setting appropriate to those men and women who have served our country with honor.
Because the VA subsidizes much of a veteran’s cost to stay at a VLB Texas State Veterans Home, daily out-of-pocket rates are well below average and include the cost of medications for veterans. Residents can choose between a spacious private or semi-private room based upon availability. Alzheimer’s units at each home provide highly specialized care, including beautifully landscaped, secure courtyards.
The David A. Gloier Texas State Veterans Home program was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1997 with Senate Bill 1060 authored by Senator Jerry Patterson. Patterson now serves as Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office and Chairman of the VLB.
The homes were built through a partnership between the VLB and the VA. The VLB owns the homes and contracts with professional long-term health care providers to operate each facility.
Like all VLB programs, the Texas State Veterans Homes are self-supporting and cost Texas taxpayers virtually nothing.
A Place to call home . . .
Naturally designed courtyards create pleasant spaces for residents to enjoy companionship and relax peacefully. Inside the home are large gathering areas with comfortable seating, as well as cozy visiting alcoves throughout the expansive hallways and wide open spaces.
First-class personal care . . .
Health services include wound care, therapeutic activities, and hospice care. A large, well-equipped physical and occupational therapy room offers the latest in rehabilitative care. Speech therapy is also available to residents. Medicare and Medicaid certified, these homes incorporate the latest advances in skilled nursing care.
Enjoyable activities and tasty food . . .
Residents will enjoy a variety of activities and delightful meals to please every taste. Games, activities and a library will help the residents feel at home. Special dietary requirements are easily met in the spacious and pleasant dining rooms. All amenities go beyond the expected.
Easy, convenient living . . .
Convenient barber and beauty shop services are available to all residents. A meditation room is designed for religious services and offers a peaceful place to reflect and relax. Convenient dental services are also available to residents, as requested. Each lounge area, as well as the private rooms, includes television sets for the residents' entertainment.
A caring and skilled staff . . .
Texas State Veterans Homes boast a higher health care professional-to-resident ratio, which means a higher level of care day and night. And the homes provide ongoing health care assessments by highly trained interdisciplinary teams of health care professionals.