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Veterans Homes

Choose A Texas Veterans Home

Caring For Texas Veterans

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.

Like all VLB programs, the Texas State Veterans Homes are self-supporting and cost Texas taxpayers virtually nothing.

 To make a donation of funds, monuments, or benches to a Texas State Veterans Home, please submit a Donation Form.


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Amarillo » Ussery Roan State Veterans Home
1020 Tascosa Road, Amarillo, Texas 79124 - (806) 322-8387

Amarillo
Amarillo
  • 120 beds
  • 30 Alzheimer’s beds
  • Medicaid / Medicare
  • Opened 2007
  • Serves Panhandle area
  • Managed by Touchstone

Christine Crabtree
VLB On-site Representative
(806) 322-8387
(806) 322-8388 fax
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Big Spring » Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home
1809 North Highway 87, Big Spring, Texas 79720 - (432) 268-8387

Big Spring
Big Spring
  • 160 beds
  • 60 Alzheimer's beds
  • Medicaid / Medicare
  • Opened 2001
  • Serves West Texas area
  • Managed by Touchstone

Kim Coates
VLB On-site Representative
(432) 268-1163
(432) 268-1987 fax
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Bonham » Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home
1300 Seven Oaks Road, Bonham, Texas 75418 - (903) 640-8387

Bonham
Bonham
  • 160 beds
  • 32 Alzheimer's beds
  • Medicaid / Medicare
  • Opened May 2001
  • Serves North Texas area
  • Managed by Touchstone

Amanda Gilbreath
On-site Representative
(903) 640-8387
(903) 640-4281 (FAX)
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El Paso » Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home
9650 Kenworthy Street, El Paso, Texas 79924 - (915) 751-0967

El Paso
El Paso
  • 160 beds
  • 60 Alzheimer’s beds
  • Medicaid / Medicare
  • Opened July 2005
  • Serves Far West Texas
  • Managed by Touchstone

Susan Culp
VLB On-site Representative
(915) 751-0967
(915) 751-0980 (FAX)
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Floresville » Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home
200 Veterans Drive, Floresville, Texas 78114 - (830) 216-9456

Floresville
Floresville
  • 160 beds
  • 32 Alzheimer’s beds
  • Medicaid / Medicare
  • Opened December 2000
  • Serves South Central Texas area
  • Managed by Touchstone

Nanci Struble
VLB On-site Representative
(830) 393-4553
(830) 393-4562 (FAX)
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McAllen » Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home
301 East Yuma Avenue, McAllen, Texas 78503 - (956) 682-4224

McAllen
McAllen
  • 160 beds
  • 60 Alzheimer’s beds
  • Medicaid / Medicare
  • Opened June 2005
  • Serves Rio Grande Valley
  • Managed by Touchstone

Jose Bustamante
VLB On-site Representative
(956) 682-4224
(856) 682-4668 (FAX)
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Temple » William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home
1424 Martin Luther King Jr. Lane, Temple, Texas 76504 - (254) 791-8280

Temple
Temple
  • 160 beds
  • 32 Alzheimer’s beds
  • Medicaid / Medicare
  • Opened May 2000
  • Serves Central Texas area
  • Managed by Touchstone

Sue Nelson
VLB On-site Representative
(254) 791-8280
(254) 791-0262 (FAX)
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Tyler » Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home
11466 Honor Lane, Tyler, TX 75708 - (903) 617-6150

Tyler
Tyler
  • Opened early 2012
  • New, family-style design
  • 10 individual cottages, 10 private rooms per cottage
  • Accommodates 100 Veterans
  • 20 certified Alzheimer units
  • One community building
  • Serves East Texas
  • Managed by Touchstone

Donna Huffman
On-Site Representative
(903) 617-6150
(903) 617-6498 (FAX)
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What Will I Pay?

VLB Texas State Veterans Homes are a benefit meant to provide exclusive, first-class, long-term care at an affordable price exclusively for Texas Veterans, their spouses and Gold Star Parents. The homes affordability comes from the establishing legislation which allows veteran residents to combine private, federal and/or Medicare or Medicaid to cover daily costs.

Texas State Veterans Homes are not a free benefit: the resident and/or their responsible party must make payment arrangements for care in a Texas State Veterans Home. 

Daily room rates include room, board, medication and skilled nursing care, as well as amenities and activities.  Specialized Memory Loss care is an additional cost.

Paying privately?
The VLB rate for a basic semi-private or private room at any Texas State Veterans Home, excluding Tyler, is $146.00 and $195.00 per day, respectively. The private pay rate for Tyler is $237.00.

For every eligible veteran, the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will cover the lesser of the VLB actual per diem for each day the veteran is in the home; or the basic per diem rate. (The basic rate is $100.37, in accordance with 38 U.S.C. 1741(c).)

  • The VLB standard per diem (for billing purposes only) is $90.00 per day.
  • Specialized Memory Loss care requires an additional $14.00 per day.

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The VLB provides the best benefits package in the nation exclusively for Texas Veterans, military members and their families.