Veterans Home at Holyoke Programs & Services

The Veterans Home at Holyoke operates a long-term care facility with 24-hour licensed nursing staff.

Established in 1952, The Veterans Home at Holyoke, formerly the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, is a state-funded, fully accredited long-term health care facility that offers eligible veterans quality health care, hospice care, including full-time residential accommodations, and an on-site dental clinic.

  • 128-bed total long-term nursing care
  • Comfort care for veterans who need palliative care or hospice
  • Daily recreation activities
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Primary care physicians for resident veterans

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

In-House Programs & Services:

  • Barber Shop/Hair Salon
    • Haircuts - Men and Women
    • Wash and Blow Dry
  • Cherry Hill Exchange the Cherry Hill Exchange is a “store/gift shop” that has clothing, personal items, greeting cards, game books, puzzles, etc. The items are free to residents
  • Family Advocate Council Meetings
  • Library/Media Room
  • Recreation
    • Entertainment & Events
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Musical Therapy
    • Exercise & Sports
    • Gardening & Greenhouse
    • Birthday Parties
    • Holidays & Celebrations
    • Sports Viewing Events
  • Social Work
    • Mental health support                                                                                                                 
    • Advocacy
    • End of Life support
    • Family & veteran advocacy meeting
  • Spiritual
    • Bible Study
    • Chapel services
    • Prayer groups
    • Individual spiritual support
  • Veteran Advocacy Meetings

The Veteran Advocacy Meetings allows leadership to gain veterans' diverse perspectives and lived experiences and integrates their ideas into service delivery and quality improvement efforts. These monthly meetings positively impact care and assists in strengthening the delivery of veteran and family-centered care.

Contracted/Outsourced Programs

  • Audiology
    • VA Audiology Clinic provides services to veterans with hearing loss
  • Dental Services for Resident Veterans
    • Veterans Home at Holyoke Dental Clinic - a program of the Holyoke Health Center
    • Preventative dental care
    • Radiographs
    • Oral cancer screenings
    • General Dentistry
    • Emergency exams and treatments
    • Head and neck exams
  • Diagnostic Imaging
    • Mobilex X-Ray Services provides X-Rays, Ultrasounds, and EKGs
  • Hospice & Palliative Care - The following providers partner with our in-house clinical team to provide optimal care to veterans and their families at end of life.
    • Cooley Dickinson Hospice
    • Baystate Hospice
    • Hospice of Fisher Home
  • Lab – Holyoke Medical Center
  • Pharmacy
    • Cardinal Health
    • Big Y Vaccine Clinic
  • Rehab Services
    • Powerback Rehab provides onsite Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
    • Vohra Wound Care provide advanced wound care for veterans by wound certified physician.

 

Ombudsperson

J.M. Sorrell

857-303-2516

jmary.sorrell@mass.gov

 

 

 

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