Missouri Veterans Home St James

Missouri Veterans Home – St. James was founded in 1896 as the State Federal Soldiers Home. As the first Veterans Home to open its doors in the State of Missouri, we have been home to numerous Veterans who have served our nation across the globe. Since that time, we have been dedicated to providing the highest quality and compassionate care for our Veterans. In 1931, the Home was purchased by the State of Missouri and later renamed the Missouri Veterans Home in 1974. Positioned on 40 acres, the Home is surrounded by oak trees, some of which have stood since its original founding, much like the original Chapel standing strong today, a landmark in time to the Home. Today, the Missouri Veterans Home – St James is a beacon of pride for the community and its Veterans as it is a showcase to the American Heroes that live within.

The 2024 monthly rate for residency is $2,631. This rate is adjusted each year with an expected COLA increase each January. Check out the FAQ sheet for more information. The resident charge includes the following services:

  • Food
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • WIFI/Cable
  • Medications from our pharmacy
  • Barbershop
  • Physician fee
  • VA Appointments
  • Recreation & Activities
St James members

Tour MVH - St. James

Interested in a tour of our Home? We offer in-person tours for Veterans interested in living in our Home. Each home has a secured dementia unit that includes a dining room, activity area, and enclosed courtyard. We pride ourselves on offering a community where Veterans are cared for by highly trained team members in a fun and engaging atmosphere.

Call the Admission Coordinator at 573-899-6021 to schedule a tour today! Can't make it in-person? We now offer virtual tours to allow Veterans and their families to have a look at our facility.

Meet the Team

Brittany Ritter

Brittany Ritter, PTA, LNHA

Lorie Steen

Lorie Steen, LNHA
Asst. Administrator

Tina Hlavaty

Tina Hlavaty, RN
Nursing Director

Lori Mathes

Lori Mathes, MSW, LCSW
Social Services Director

Angela Engle-Walton

Angela Engle-Walton
Admission Coordinator

Lonna Sowers
Volunteer Coordinator

Misty Thiel

Misty Thiel
Human Resources Director

Dee Rex

Dee Rex