Long Term Care For Veterans

Long Term Care for Veterans

VA Geriatrics and Extended Care Services (GEC) is committed to optimizing the health and well-being of Veterans with multiple chronic conditions, life-limiting illness, frailty or disability associated with chronic disease, aging or injury. GEC programs include a broad range of Long Term Services and Supports: Adult Day Health Care, Home-based Primary Care, Homemaker, and Home Health Aide Services, Hospice and Palliative Care and Respite Care.

VA Aid & Attendance Benefit

Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person, or are housebound, may be eligible for additional monetary payment if they meet specific conditions. These benefits are paid in addition to a monthly pension, and they are not paid without eligibility to Pension. Website

Rhode Island Veterans Home and Community Living Center
480 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809

Provides quality nursing and residential care to Rhode Island war veterans in need. Social, medical, nursing, and rehabilitative services are also provided to veterans, their survivors, and/or dependents.



  • Honorable discharge.
  • Veterans with 90-days (active) service during wartime.
  • RI resident for 2 consecutive years prior to the date of application OR joined the service from RI.
  • A veteran may not have active psychosis or substance addiction or diagnosis of a contagious or infectious disease.


Documentation Required:

  • DD-214.
  • Medical records from Primary Care Physician (at least 2 previous years).
  • Copy of Guardianship or Power of Attorney for Health Care/Finances forms if applicable.


The VA contracts with Community Nursing Homes to provide nursing home care to veterans with 70%-100% service-connected disability. (Authorization MUST be obtained prior to admission.)

Providence VA Contract Nursing Homes  Effective: 1/17/18 *Note:  Contractual agreements are subject to change at any given time. VA authorization for placement is required in advance.

RI Nursing Homes

Orchard View Manor
135 Tripps Ln
Riverside, RI

Scandinavian Rehab and Skilled Nursing
1811 Broad St
Cranston, RI 02905
(401) 461-1433

Morgan Health Center
80 Morgan Ave.

Crystal Lake Rehabilitation and Care Center
999 S. Main St.

Summit Commons
99 Hillside Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

MA Nursing Homes

Bourne Manor
146 MacArthur Blvd.

Our Lady’s Haven
71 Center St.


The VA does NOT contract with any assisted living facilities.

If you are eligible, the VA Aid & Attendance Benefit may be able to defray the cost of an Assisted Living.


VA Crisis Hotline

Call 800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Callers connect with a qualified and caring provider who can help.

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