As of July 1, 2017 the state Veterans' Homes became part of the Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs and are located in Bellevue, Norfolk, Grand Island, and Scottsbluff.
The focus of the Veterans' Homes is on wellness, and allowing people to live their lives to the fullest through different levels of health care: domiciliary care for people who are ambulatory and need minimal assistance; and both intermediate and skilled nursing care.
The Homes provide specialized services like physical therapy, plus a wide range of recreational and religious services. The Homes also enjoy a unique relationship with various veterans’ organizations, whose members donate time, money, and companionship to people living there.
Admissions to the four Homes are determined on a case-by-case basis by the Veterans Homes Board, a separate, independent entity that works closely with the four Homes.
The Board consists of both the current and immediate past Department Commander of each of the recognized veterans’ organizations in Nebraska, and the Director of the Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
The Board also determines the estimated maintenance fees paid by members who can't fully pay for services.