William R. Courtney Veterans Home in Temple
1424 Martin Luther King Jr. Lane
- 160 beds
- 32 Alzheimer’s beds
- Medicaid / Medicare
- Opened May 2000
- Serves Central Texas area
- First State Veterans Home
Managed by Touchstone
The William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home in Temple opened in 2000 and provides first-class long term care for up to 160 residents, including up to 32 Alzheimer's residents in a separate, secured unit. Created and operated exclusively for Texas veterans, their spouses and Gold Star parents, the William R. Courtney Home offers superior care that is Medicare and Medicaid certified.
The certified, secured Alzheimer's unit provides specialized care in beautiful surroundings. The Alzheimer's unit includes cozy visiting areas, a special activity area and a private dining room. A pleasant outdoor, secured courtyard surrounds the Alzheimer's unit for the comfort and convenience of the residents.
History of the Home
The William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home in Temple was the first State Veterans Home built after passage of the enabling legislation in 1997. The home is named after World War II veteran and U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division 1st Lt. William R. Courtney. Courtney, who passed away in 1998, was instrumental in getting a state veterans home for Temple.
Commissioner David Dewhurst dedicated the home on May 29, 2000.