EVMH Admissions & Referral Information

To be eligible for residence at EMVH, a person must be an honorably discharged veteran, the spouse or surviving spouse of a veteran who served in the armed forces of the United States regardless of race, color, creed, age, gender, national origin, medical diagnosis or handicap.

Montana Annotated Code
10-2-403. Eligibility for residence in home. To be eligible for residence in a Montana veterans' home under rules prescribed by the department of public health and human services, a person must be a veteran or the spouse or surviving spouse of a veteran. Consideration must also be given to:

  1. the person's physical and mental status;
  2. the person's ability or inability to locate suitable alternative accommodations;
  3. the person's term of residence in Montana;
  4. the person's gender as it relates to availability of appropriate living space;
  5. the ability of the Montana veterans' home to meet the person's needs; and
  6. other admission requirements established by DPHHS.

This admission policy is limited only by our ability to properly serve the resident.

Accommodations are in semi-private rooms. All rooms are completely and attractively furnished. An emergency call system operates from each bed and bathroom. Every effort will be made to assign residents to a room of their choice. However, due to constraints relating to compatibility, level of care and gender this is not always possible. If a move is necessary, the resident and/or responsible party will be notified as soon as possible before the move. In case of emergency, moves will be made and notification will then be made to the responsible party.

Upon admission to EMVH, residents are classified at one of two different levels of care:

  1. Intermediate:
    1. Resident needs assistance in some areas of daily living; i.e., may require meal assistance, assistance in bathing, dressing and/or toileting, or may be incontinent and
    2. the mental condition may limit independent activity or require close supervision.

Intermediate care may be covered by private pay, or Medicaid.

  1. Skilled:

If the certified stay is accepted and approved by Medicare, Medicare will be responsible for the first 20 days of care. The resident will be responsible for a copayment amount for days 21 to 100. If the resident is a veteran the VA will pay a portion of this amount. If the resident is the spouse of a veteran the spouse will be responsible for the co-pay amount. To qualify for skilled level of care a resident must meet the following:

  • Must have a 3 day qualifying hospital stay
  • Your care must fall within the Medical Criteria established by the Montana-Wyoming Foundation for Medical Care
  • A physician certifies you need, and actually receive, skilled nursing or skilled rehabilitation on a daily basis. Skilled nursing services can only be provided by licensed nursing personnel. Rehabilitation services are such things are physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy.

Skilled care may be covered by Medicare, a Medicare supplement, private insurance, private pay or Medicaid.

EMVH will file all insurance claims for skilled level of care. Copies of all insurance cards should be provided at admission to aid in the filing process. After insurance has paid the resident is directly responsible to the facility for any unpaid balance upon receipt of the monthly statement.