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.
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 Support care is an additional cost.
The following rates will be effective March 1, 2016:
The VLB rate for a basic semi-private or private room at any Texas State Veterans Home, excluding Tyler, is $143.00 and $192.00 per day, respectively. The private pay rate for Tyler is $234.00.
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 $103.61, in accordance with 38 U.S.C. 1741(c).)