The Minnesota Veterans
Homes have been established to provide health care services to Minnesota
veterans who have a medical need to live in
a structured health care environment. The
Minnesota Veterans Homes offer two types of health care: Board and Care,
which is intended to provide a structured living environment for veterans
who can reside in such a setting, but who are able to dress, feed and bathe
themselves with limited assistance. Nursing
care services are provided to those residents who require care over and
above that available in a board and care setting. Eligibility is
limited to veterans and spouses of veterans over the age of 55.
Fees for either of these types of care are based
upon the ability to pay and cost of care , and are charged
on sliding scale.