Residential Care

The Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke operates a long-term care facility with 24-hour licensed nursing staff.

Established in 1952, 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 long-term nursing care
  • Comfort care for veterans who are in need of palliative care or hospice
  • Memory care unit
  • 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 council meeting
  • Spiritual
    • Bible Study
    • Chapel services
    • Prayer groups
    • Individual spiritual support
  • Veteran Council Meetings
     

Contracted/Outsourced Programs

  • Audiology
    • VA Audiology Clinic provides services to veterans with hearing loss
  • Dental Services
    • Soldiers’ Home in 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.
    • Beacon Hospice
    • Compassus Hospice                       
    • Hospice of Fisher Home
  • Lab – Holyoke Medical Center
  • Pharmacy
    • Cardinal Health
    • Big Y Vaccine Clinic
  • Rehab Services
    • Genesis Rehab provides onsite Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
    • Vohra Wound Care provide advanced wound care for veterans by wound certified physicians
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