VA benefits provide for a range of long-term care services which include nursing home care, domiciliary care, adult day health care, geriatric evaluation, and respite care. Veterans with service-connected disabilities receive priority for all VA health care services. Long-term care services are provided at VA medical centers throughout the state. For more information about long-term care at the VA, call 1-877-222-8387 or use the Facilities Locator on the VA’s website. For information about how to enroll in the VA health care system, view the Veterans Affairs Health Care section of this guide.

Massachusetts Soldiers' Homes

Massachusetts Soldiers' Homes provide a variety of health services to veterans such as acute hospital care, domiciliary care, long-term care, physical and occupational therapy, laboratory and radiology services, an outpatient department, and a social services department. There are two state Soldiers’ Homes in Holyoke and Chelsea. For more information on eligibility and admission, contact:

Holyoke Soldiers' Home
110 Cherry Street
Holyoke, MA 01041
Phone: (413) 532-9475

Chelsea Soldiers' Home
91 Crest Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: (617) 884-5660