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Care at the Oregon Veterans' Home - The Dalles

Residents at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles (OVHTD) receive care from a nursing staff with the skills and understanding to meet the unique and special needs of veterans and their family members. The OVHTD is Medicare and Medicaid certified, and incorporates the latest advances in skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and memory-related care.

Skilled Nursing

In order to be admitted to any Oregon Veterans' Home, a resident must be in need of 24-hour nursing care as recommended by their Primary Care Physician (PCP), and the USDVA must concur with the physician on this assessment. OVHTD's nursing model features individualized, goal-oriented care that includes comprehensive around-the-clock services, on-call physician coverage, medication administration, a quality memory care unit, certified physical rehabilitation, and speech and occupational therapists. We are excited about the highly trained interdisciplinary teams of health care professionals who provide routine healthcare assessments to better meet the needs of our honored veteran residents.


This skilled service is available to any resident at the OVHTD who requires short-term rehabilitative aid during their recovery to allow them to return home after hospitalization. The Home’s nursing team is complemented by physical, occupational, and speech therapists who provide specific physician-ordered services that help our guests meet their maximum rehabilitative potential. Our Admissions Coordinator is available to work closely with hospital discharge planners to quickly process these applications. Rehabilitation services are provided as needed to improve and maintain the veteran’s highest level of functioning and quality of life. These services begin with a thorough evaluation and written plan of care before the appropriate therapy is provided. To speak with our staff about your individual needs, please contact us.

Memory Care

We are dedicated to serving the unique medical needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory-related conditions. From our building design here at The Dalles Veterans’ Home to our carefully selected staff and specialized programming and care management. We focus on the individual needs of each respected resident and family we serve. The philosophy of care at The Dalles Home addresses both individual residents and the memory care community. The primary goal is the achievement of the highest possible quality of life for our honored guests.

Care in this unit is a partnership between staff and residents and their families. Beginning with the resident’s life story and continuing with involvement in care planning, our staff welcomes the involvement of residents and their families in all aspects of life in this department. Many different elements are used to contribute to the daily living and compassionate care of residents.