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Health Care &
Nursing Homes

How do I enroll in VA Medical Care?

or by calling 1-877-222-VETS (8387)
or by visitng your local VA Medical Care Facilities (bring a copy of your DD214)


What do I need to do if admitted to a non-VA Medcial Center in the case of an emergency?

Contact the Network Authorization Center within 72 hours of admission at 1-888-795-0773
Must be 100% SC or emergency must be for a SC disability
Must be enrolled in VA health care system
VA will also pay if veteran is referred by the VA for care to that facility but still call the Network Authorization Center


Mental Health

For an emergency call 911 or  1-800-273-8255 (press 1)


The VA Medical Center provides counseling and resources for all veterans of all eras.

1055 Clermont Street

Denver, CO 80220-3808


 for additional resources:



Aid and Attendance

Aid and Attendance is a benenfit availalbe to many veterans and their spouses. Someone is considered to be in need if regular aid and attendance if he/she is a patient in a nursing home or is helpess or blind, or nearly helpless or blind as to need or require the regular aid and attendance of another person.


One or more of the following inabilities may qualify:

  • dress or undress
  • bathe
  • feed onesself
  • attend to sanitary needs
  • walk in and out of ones home un attended
  • protect onesself from hazards or dangers
  • medication allocation and monitoring
  • cannot be left alone


It is income and asset based and there are many factors to determine eligibility. Make an appoitnemnt with a Veterans Service Officer to discuss if you qualify and to get the needed forms and information for a complete packet.


Colorado State Veterans Nursing Homes

Colorado’s State Veteran Nursing Homes serve honorably discharged veterans, veterans’ spouses/widows and “Gold-Star” parents, any of whose children died while serving in the Armed Forces.


Residents enjoy the camaraderie of sharing activities and daily life with other veterans, freinds and family. Each location offers 24 hour nursing care, meals, physician services restorative therapy, transportation, diversified activities, an all-inclusive rate and much more.





720-857-6500 fax

1919 Quentin Street

Aurora, CO 80045





903 <oore Drive

Florence, CO 81226



1-888-838-2687 or 719-852-5118

719-852-3881 fax

Mail: PO BOX 97, Homelake, CO 81135

3749 Sherman Ave., Monte Vista, CO 81144





1-800-828-4580 or 970-625-0842

970-625-3706 fax

851 East Fifth Street

Rifle, CO 81650




1-800-645-8387 or 719-738-5000

719-738-5138 fax

235400 US HWY 160

Walsenburg, CO 81089