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Rates and payment

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Colorado State Veterans Home at Rifle


Long-term care


For long-term care, all Colorado State Veterans Homes accept Medicaid for Medicaid-eligible residents as well as private pay. Additional VA benefits based on income and assets may be available for wartime veterans and their widows/spouses. Staff can assist with residents’ applications for both VA benefits and Medicaid.

Our daily rates are competitive with other area nursing homes, and often are lower. In addition, these rates include the cost of all medications, restorative therapies, oxygen, incontinence products, other medical supplies, wheelchairs, primary care physician services and transportation to medical appointments.

Below are Rifle’s rates for long-term/nursing home care as of Oct. 1, 2011. Every effort is made to keep this information current, but please verify the rates with our staff prior to admission.

Daily rates (Rifle): Veterans


Semi-private room:

     $264.02 per day

   -  $95.82 per day (VA contribution toward veterans' care)


     $168.20 per day (veterans' rate) *

Semi-private room – memory care unit:

     $277.02 per day

   -  $95.82 per day (VA contribution toward veterans' care)


     $181.20 per day (veterans' rate) *


Daily rates (Rifle): Spouses and Gold-Star Parents

Semi-private room: $264.02 per day (spouses and Gold-Star Parents)
Semi-private room – memory care unit: $277.02 per day (spouses and Gold-Star Parents)

* The daily rates for long-term care are lower for veterans (vs. veterans’ spouses and Gold-Star Parents) because a portion of the cost of care for veterans is covered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Currently, the amount covered by the VA for nursing home care is $95.82 per day.

Veterans with a service-connected disability of 70 percent or greater may be eligible to have their care paid for by the VA. Please check with our Admissions staff for more information.

Short-term rehabilitation 


Medicare typically will cover the cost of short-term rehabilitation services for up to 20 days for individuals who meet Medicare Part A eligibility requirements and who need short-term rehabilitation services after a qualified hospital stay. After the first 20 days, a portion of the short-term rehabilitation cost must be paid by supplemental insurance or by the patient/family.

Medicare coverage depends on patient’s progress and other Medicare rules. For more information, please contact our admissions office.