Click on each tab to read about all the features that are included in a Veterans Home.
Complete Medical Services
A local physician comes to the Veterans Home regularly and is on call for other medical services. The nursing staff of the Nursing Care Unit, continuously supervised by Registered Nurses, provides whirlpool baths, assistance in activities in daily living, supervised medications, and other personal services.
Prescribed medications are available to members without extra charge at the Veterans Home pharmacy operated by our own registered pharmacist.
Physical therapy and occupational therapy departments work toward the fullest possible rehabilitation of every resident. The staff achieves restoration of targeted functions through supervised exercise and training, using advanced appropriate techniques and equipment. Activities are individualized to achieve optimal results. The therapy staff offers a broad range of intensive therapeutic services designed to maximize the functional capabilities of our residents. Our goal is to enable them to reach their highest level of independence as quickly as possible.
24-Hour Professional Nursing Team Care
Our excellent, highly trained staff provides specialized care and treatment for our residents. The plan of care that is created for implementation for each resident addresses the medical, dietary, social and spiritual needs of the resident.
Planned, Supervised Recreational Programs
Recreational activities are based on each resident’s personal lifestyle. We promote the concept of a community where a diverse number of veterans can maintain the lifestyles to which they are accustomed. Areas are available for socializing and engaging in hobbies. Facilities and equipment are available for independent activities such as craft work, bingo, billiards and reading. Click on the activities button to see a detailed list of activities.
Nutritious meals are prepared under the watchful eye of a professional food service manager and a clinical dietitian. Therapeutic diets are created to meet the assessed needs of each resident.
The Veterans Home employs two full time Social Workers who assist the residents in a variety of ways. They help plan residents’ care, provide counselling and assist with problems of everyday living.
The chaplains conduct church services, hymn services, Bible study, funerals and other religious activities. Catholic and Protestant services are held weekly with additional services on special holidays. The Chaplains and a social worker are available for counseling services.
South Dakota Veterans Home transportation drivers take residents to and from medical appointments in vans and buses.
Veterans Service Officer
Professionally trained staff member to assist resident veterans with benefit issues.