Once submitted, OVHTD’s Admissions Coordinator will contact the applicant or the responsible party upon reviewing the application. Upon approval, the applicant will be scheduled for admission based on occupancy availability.
The Oregon Veterans’ Homes (both in The Dalles and in Lebanon) are a benefit meant to provide exclusive, first-class, long-term care at an affordable price exclusively as a benefit for Oregon veterans, their spouse, and Gold Star Parents (parents who lost a child to war-time combat).
Part of the Homes’ affordability comes from an established benefit which allows veteran residents to combine private, federal, and/or Medicare or Medicaid funding to cover daily costs. Both Homes experience a higher than state average occupancy rate primarily because of the commitment to providing the highest quality of care at lower costs to veteran residents.
Daily room rates include room, board, medication management and skilled nursing care, as well as amenities and activities. Specialized memory related care (for residents with Alzheimer’s or memory care needs) is an additional cost.
The base OVHTD veteran private pay rate (non-memory care) has been set at $180 per patient day (ppd), effective October 2016. Other rates include:
- $187 ppd, for veteran memory/Alzheimer care residents
- $232 ppd, for spouse general nursing care
- $239 ppd, for spouse memory/Alzheimer care residents
Effective October 1, 2017, rates will increase to:
- Veteran General Care: $188 ppd
- Veteran Memory Care: $195 ppd
- Spouse General Care: $240 ppd
- Spouse Memory Care: $247 ppd