The new Walla Walla Veterans Home is now accepting resident applications. The $34 million facility will serve 80 residents and create 100 permanent jobs in Walla Walla. It will be open in February 2017. To be eligible for admission, applicants must need nursing home care and:
- have served at any time in any branch of the United States Armed Forces;
- have received an honorable discharge;
- reside in Washington;
- be the spouse or widow of an eligible veteran;
- or be a Gold Star Parent.
Visit www.dva.wa.gov to download an application or contact Lonna Leno at or
Veterans rated 70%-100% Service Connected Disabled, or whose service connected disability is the reason nursing care is needed, may have their nursing home care paid by the Veterans Administration. Rehabilitative care is also covered by Medicare, following a qualifying hospital stay. The Walla Walla Veterans Home also accepts Medicaid, private insurance and private pay.
To help make the Walla Walla Veterans Home possible, the City Council established the Walla Walla Veterans Affairs Community Task Force and lobbied legislators and VA officials to preserve the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center and earmark millions to improve services. The City of Walla Walla values veterans and believes they deserve top-quality care.