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The Missouri Veterans Homes manage a total of 1238 beds that provide long term skilled nursing care in compliance with 157 Federal Department of Veterans Affairs regulations. The Homes are located in Cameron, Cape Girardeau, Mexico, Mount Vernon, St. James, St. Louis, and Warrensburg.

Application for Admission

For questions about the admissions process, please select the home of your choice on the right of the page to contact the Admissions Coordinator for that home. For admission to a home, you will need to provide the following:

  • Copy of DD214
  • Durable Power of Attorney Paperwork
  • Proof of Residency

During the application process, you will also be asked to provide medical information and financial information.

Admissions Coordinators

  • Cameron - Sheri Roach, Admissions Coordinator – 816-632-6010
  • Cape Girardeau - Leslie Schmarje, Admissions Coordinator – 573-290-5870
  • Mexico - Jessica Wages, Admissions Coordinator – 573-581-1088
  • Mt. Vernon - Peggy Williams, Admissions Coordinator – 417-466-7103
  • Warrensburg - Amity Floyd, Admissions Coordinator – 660-543-5064

Employment Opportunities

Volunteer Information

Each year volunteers provide thousands of hours of service to our seven homes. Volunteers are welcome in almost any area of interest you might have. The Homes have recognition activities to ensure that these very special members of each Home’s civic community are recognized for their selfless donations of time and material resources to our Veterans.

Application is available below or by contacting the Home:


To be eligible for admission to a Missouri Veterans Home (RSMo Chapter 42), meet the criteria for Veteran status established by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and require 24-hour skilled nursing health care services. Eligibility and admission decisions are made by a team comprised of the Administrator, Physician, Director of Nursing, Social Worker, Veterans Service Officer, and other professionals as needed.

  • Meet criteria established by the VA for Veterans status
  • Be a citizen of Missouri who has maintained a physical residency in Missouri for one hundred eighty (180) consecutive days immediately prior to application
  • Physically living in the state of Missouri or proof of ownership of a residential home in the State of Missouri meets the eligibility requirements for the establishment of residency
  • Not appear on any sex offender registry
  • Not have a criminal history including conviction or guilty plea/nolo contendere in any state (which if committed in Missouri would be) a Class A or B felony violation
  • The Veteran must have documentation from a physician that he/she requires 24 hour skilled nursing care
  • The Veteran’s condition must be such that the Home has the resources to care for him/her

Monthly Resident Charge

The maximum monthly rate is fixed each year by the Commission.


Each of the seven Missouri Veterans Home employs a licensed nursing home administrator, has registered nurses on duty 24 hours per day, and provides physician care; physical, speech, occupational and recreational therapy; medications; cosmetology; maintenance, environmental and social services, and dietary specialists. Each home has a secured dementia unit that includes a dining room, activity area and enclosed courtyard.

DHSS Ombudsman Program

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