The Eastern Montana Veterans Home is an 80-bed intermediate/skilled-care
facility including a 10-bed Alzheimer’s unit. This
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.
The Alzheimer’s wing has a private dining room, quiet
room and enclosed courtyard. The remaining 70 beds
are located in two wings. A large dining room boasts
large windows and French doors, which open onto a
patio which is used for barbecues and summer enjoyment.
A large activities room adjoins a conference room,
including a chapel area.
Two lounges include televisions, one a large-screen
television donated by the VFW Auxiliary. The residents
also spend time enjoying the aquarium and bird aviary.
Most rooms are double occupancy with a shared toilet
facility between two rooms, and specialized bath and
shower facilities exist within each wing. Additional
host rooms are available for dental services, physician
exams and barber/ hair salon services, to mention
The residents feel "at home” at Eastern Montana
Veterans’ Home. Many of their families have commented
on the quality of care their loved ones are receiving.
The staff is very dedicated to responding to the needs
and care of the residents. This facility offers many
services for its residents, including an excellent
activities program, spiritual need services, support
group services and social services in addition to
rehab services which are comprised of physical therapy,
occupational therapy, respiratory therapy and dietitian
The admission policy of EMVH is to admit veterans
who qualify for skilled and intermediate nursing care.
Spouses and surviving spouses will be admitted on
a space-available bases. A veteran and spouse may
be admitted together if they both qualify for nursing-home
care. EMVH has an open admission policy regardless
of race, color, creed, age, national origin, medical
diagnosis or handicap.
An order from a physician is required for admission.
To be eligible for admission a person must be an honorably
discharged veteran or the spouse or surviving spouse
of a veteran who served in the armed forces of the
on the basis of their ability. The Veterans Administration
pays part of the cost for each veteran but not for
spouses. Per capita fees are less than in most nursing
Eastern Montana Veterans Home is a beautiful facility.
The staff and residents love to show it to anyone
who is interested. We welcome people to stop in for
a tour anytime.