Hospital / Long Term Care (Nursing Home) / Alzheimer's

The system of charges at the Soldiers' Home in Chelsea is determined as follows:

Veteran without spouse - $30.00 per day with a $300.00 personal exemption from monthly income. Income shall not include VA Aid and Attendance and/or VA Housebound, which shall be retained by the Home.

Veteran with spouse - $30.00 per day with a spousal exemption of $1,500.00 from income. Spousal income to be applied toward the $1,500.00. Income shall not include VA Aid and Attendance and/or VA Housebound, which shall be retained by the Home.

Residential

Veteran without spouse $10.00 per day with a $300.00 personal exemption from monthly income. Income shall not include VA Aid and Attendance and/or VA Housebound, which shall be retained by the Home.

Other Charges

In conjunction with room and board charges, Massachusetts General Laws allows the Soldiers' Home in Chelsea to apply for and receive any other income or benefits to which a veteran may be entitled.

Entitlement may derive from either federal or state statutes and/or regulations. An example of a federal benefit would be the aid and attendance benefit of $540.00 per month. Please note that the amount of any benefit may change over the course of time and any changes would be reflected in the next monthly statement. Veterans are also required to maintain adequate medical insurance, including but not limited to Medicare Part B.

Veterans are required to open a personal account with $300, and maintain a monthly balance of $300.

All bills must be paid by the tenth day of every month in which it is received.
This information is provided by the Soldiers' Home in Chelsea.