Veterans Community Living Center at Homelake


Stories of Homelake

We are pleased to share with you stories of our heroic veterans, spouses, staff and families.   

Veterans Community Living Center at Homelake was established in 1889 as the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home, providing a peaceful home for aging and disabled Civil War veterans. Homelake, which believes in honoring its residents with compassionate, dignified care, has been preserving memories and honoring veterans from every major war in U.S. history.

Veterans Community Living Center at Homelake offers the following services:

  • Nursing home: Our 60-bed long-term care skilled nursing home provides medical and non-medical care, including 24/7 registered nurse coverage; physical, occupational and speech therapy; social activities; and assistance with bathing, dressing and other activities of daily living.
  • Domiciliary cottages (independent living with assistance): Our 48 domiciliary cottages are available for individuals who do not require 24-hour nursing care. Medical services are provided in an outpatient clinic 11 hours a day, with emergency medical care available through the nursing home. 
  • Short-term rehabilitation: Physical, Occupational and Speech therapies are available for individuals seeking to return home following a qualifying hospital stay. Therapy specialists work with each individual to regain skills and improve physical strength, endurance and aerobic capacity.
  • Other services: We offer short-term respite care when home care providers or family members are unavailable, as well as end-of-life/hospice services. In addition, all residents receive individual care plans and have access to services from physicians, a social worker and veteran service officer. Residents also enjoy the convenience of their own post office, banking services, pool hall, chapel, expansive grounds and several indoor common areas.