MEDIA RELEASE: Walla Walla Veterans Home is Now Accepting Admission Applications

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

Media Release

Director Lourdes E. Alvarado-Ramos

Deputy Director Gary Condra

 Heidi Audette




The Walla Walla Veterans Home is Now Accepting Applications!


To be eligible for admission, applicants must need nursing home care and meet the following criteria:

Served at any time, in any branch of the United States Armed Forces;

Received an honorable discharge;

Reside in Washington State;

Be the spouse or widow of an eligible veteran;

Or be a Gold Star Parent.

Visit and select the Walla Walla Veterans Home under the Homes Tab to download an application or contact Lonna Leno at 509-540-0312 or

Veterans rated 70%-100% Service Connected Disabled, or who’s service connected disability is the reason nursing care is needed may have their nursing home care paid by the Federal VA.  Rehabilitative Care is also covered by Medicare following a qualifying hospital stay.  The Walla Walla Veterans Home also accepts Medicaid, Private Insurance and Private Pay.

The Walla Walla Veterans Home is scheduled to open mid-February, 2017 and is co-located on the campus of the Jonathan M. Wainwright VA Medical Center.  

This 80 bed nursing care facility was designed using a small house model and will provide care in 8 individual homes.  All residents will enjoy a private room with a private bathroom and be cared for by a dedicated team of providers.  Each house has an open kitchen, dining and living area much like any traditional home does, providing opportunities for residents to be involved in activities such as meal preparation.  In addition, the Homes are equipped with shared services such as laundry and a state of the art bathing room should residents need assistance.

Our State Veterans Homes are Medicaid and Medicare Certified and provide 24-hour nursing care, medical care and pharmacy services.  We provide a number of supportive programs and services such as:

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Speech Therapy

Recreational Activities

Social Services

Volunteer Programs - Find out more

Nutritious Meals

Community Involvement

Religious Programs

Beauty & Barber Shops


Visit to find out more about the facility and the construction project.