Nursing Home Care

North Carolina now has its first Veterans State Nursing Home, located at 214 Cochran Avenue in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Nursing care in a Veterans Affairs (VA) or private nursing home may be provided for veterans who are not acutely ill and not in need of hospitalization. If space and resources are available in VA facilities, the VA may provide nursing home care. Veterans who have a service-connected disability are given first priority for nursing home care.

The following may be provided nursing home care with an income eligibility assessment:
  • Veterans with service-connected disabilities
  • Veterans who were exposed to herbicides while serving in Vietnam
  • Veterans exposed to ionizing radiation during atmospheric testing or in the occupation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Veterans with a condition related to an environmental exposure in the Persian Gulf
  • Veterans of the Mexican border period of World War I who are eligible for Medicaid

Non-service connected veterans and zero-percent, noncompensable service-connected veterans requiring nursing home care for any non-service connected disability must submit an income eligibility form 10-10F. VA will determine whether they will be billed for nursing home care.

Domiciliary Care


VA also offers Domiciliary Care which provides rehabilitative and long-term health maintenance care for veterans who require minimal medical care but who do not need the skilled nursing services provided in nursing homes. Income is considered when applying for domiciliary care. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may determine a veteran with no adequate means of support can also receive domiciliary care.