Veterans' Home Services
Montana State Veterans' Homes
In a continuing commitment to those who have served their country, Montana operates and manages the Montana Veterans' Nursing Home in Columbia Falls and oversees a contract for the operation of Eastern Montana Veterans' Nursing Home in Glendive.
The recipients of this benefit answered a call to arms when our country needed them. Veterans of Montana have repeatedly expressed their support for our state veterans' homes. According to the 2000 census, 108,476 veterans make their homes in Montana, and 37,631 of them are over 65 years of age.
Montana’s veterans account for about 16% of the adult population, and only three other states have as high a percentage of veterans (Nevada, Wyoming, and Maine).
Montana Veterans' Home (MVH)
Is a 105-bed nursing facility with a 15-bed Special Care Unit located in Columbia Falls, Montana. The facility is state owned and operated. The 123 MVH staff are employees of the Montana Dept. of Public Health & Human Services – Senior and Long Term Care Division. MVH also operates a 12-bed Veterans' Administration approved domiciliary for veterans' who require less assistance and supervision than nursing home residents. It currently operates at a 93% occupancy.
Eastern Montana Veterans' Home (EMVH)
Is an 80-bed intermediate/skilled-care facility including a 16-bed Special Care Unit. The facility has certification from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services and the Veterans' Administration. The facility opened its doors for admission in July 1995. EMVH was built by the state of Montana with the assistance of the Federal Veterans' Administration and is managed by Glendive Medical Center.