State Veterans’ Homes

To get directions please click on the name of the State Veterans’ Home

The Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs operates six skilled nursing facilities and one assisted living facility. All facilities are licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration and inspected annually by AHCA and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The homes are supervised round the clock by registered and licensed nurses. Under the IRS tax code, monetary donations to specific state veterans’ homes are tax deductible. Per Florida Statutes, all such donations are to be used for the benefit of the home and its residents. You may also support the State Homes for Veterans Trust Fund by making a $1 contribution when renewing your Driver License. Let the clerk know you’re a veteran.

Resident Admission: Basic admission requirements for all state veterans’ homes include an honorable discharge, state residency prior to admission, and certification of need of assisted living or skilled nursing care as determined by a VA physician. A resident application package for each facility is available for view and downloading below. For specific questions regarding admissions, please contact the Admissions Coordinator at the numbers listed below. We are temporarily suspending admissions in our network of state veterans’ homes. Thank you for your understanding.

Employment: Our State Veterans’ Homes enjoy Five Star and Gold Seal ratings for the care they provide. You can come to work each day knowing your residents are receiving the best care possible. You can come to work knowing you will work with state-of-the-art technology and equipment to help you do your job well. You’ll be part of a team that improves quality of life for our veteran residents. For employment opportunities, call the FDVA Human Resources Office at (727) 518-3202, Ext. 5579 or visit the People First website at https://jobs.myflorida.com/joblist.html.

Veterans’ Assisted Living Facility

  • Robert H. Jenkins Jr. Veterans’ Domiciliary Home in Lake City – The Robert H. Jenkins Jr. Veterans’ Domiciliary Home in Lake City (Columbia County) opened to residents in 1990. The recently renovated 150-bed Assisted Living Facility provides a special combination of housing, personalized supportive services and incidental medical care to eligible veterans. Veterans must be able to feed and dress themselves and in need of assisted living care.
    Felix Johnson III, Administrator
    Brochure
  • Resident Application Packet
  • Call (386) 758-0600 for more information. Address: 751 SE Sycamore Terrace, Lake City, FL 32025.

 

Nursing Homes

  • The Ardie R. Copas State Veterans’ Nursing Home in Port St. Lucie – The Ardie R. Copas State Veterans’ Nursing Home in Port St. Lucie (St. Lucie County) had its groundbreaking ceremony on March 20, 2018.  When completed in 2020, the 120-bed facility will offer skilled nursing care and can accommodate 60 residents with dementia/Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, call (727) 518-3202, Ext. 5562. Fact Sheet
  • Lake Baldwin State Veterans’ Nursing Home in Orlando  – The Lake Baldwin State Veterans’ Nursing Home in Orlando (Orange County) is a former VA Community Living Center.  When refurbishments are completed in 2020, the 112-bed facility will offer skilled nursing care to eligible veterans. For more information, call (727) 518-3202, Ext. 5562.