The Illinois Veterans' Home (1707 North 12th Street) is beautifully situated on a 200 acre campus just Northwest of Twelfth and Locust Streets in Quincy, Illinois. Along with Veterans' Homes at Manteno, LaSalle, and Anna, it is operated by the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
The primary mission of the Illinois Veterans' Home is to provide domiciliary and nursing home care for eligible veterans, spouses of veterans, and spouses of deceased veterans. The Home provides domiciliary, intermediate, and skilled nursing to about 600 residents.
The campus is a virtual community in itself, including residential barracks, a dementia/alzheimer unit, support services, including dietary, physical therapy, activities, social services, pharmacy, laundry, chaplain, security, medical records, X-ray, housekeeping, shoppers, barbers, and a beautician, as well as a post office, bank, library, coffee shop, and a deer park. Click here to view campus map.
Eligibility Requirements. Any honorably discharged veteran is entitled to admission to the Illinois Veterans' Home at Quincy if he or she: (1) has served in the armed forces of the United States at least one day in World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Campaign or the Persian Gulf Conflict between the dates recognized in the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs or between any other present or future dates recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs as a war period for purpose of eligibility for domiciliary or nursing home care; or (2) has service accredited to the State of Illinois or has been a resident of Illinois for one year immediately preceding the date of application; and (3) is disabled by disease, wounds, or otherwise, and because of disability is incapable of earning a living. 20 Illinois Compiled Statutes 2805/2.01. The most recent marriage of a spouse or widow of an honorably discharged veteran must have been for at least five years.
Maintenance Charges.What is the cost to stay at the Homes? Residents who have a monthly income will pay a monthly maintenance charge towards the total cost of their care. (NOTE: The inability to contribute to the cost of care does not prevent admission into the Home.) The monthly cost is based only on the monthly income of the Veteran and spouse and does not include other assets. As of July 1, 2016, the maximum monthly maintenance charge is $1659.00 max. This maximum amount is subject to change on an annual basis, depending on Social Security cost of living adjustments. Those residents who qualify for the Aid & Attendance allowance from the US DVA will pay an additional Aid & Attendance charge, in addition to the monthly maintenance charge. The Aid & Attendance charge is equal to the amount of the allowance provided by the US DVA.
Veterans who have received a 70%-100% service connected disability rating from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs do not pay a monthly maintenance charge.