You feel it as soon as you walk through the doors of the Long Island State Veterans Home. The bond. The sense of pride. The camaraderie. It amazes me everyday.
Since opening our doors in 1991, the home has
helped thousands of veterans and their families during their
greatest time of need. Our dedicated staff stands ready to
provide skilled nursing care, short term rehabilitation,
palliative care and medical model adult day health care to the
over 200,000 veterans who reside on Long Island; those brave men
and women who have helped to make our nation secure and have
advanced the cause of freedom throughout the world.
The Long Island State Veterans Home has earned the
reputation of being the premier provider of long term care and
rehabilitation among the 142 State Veterans Homes, as well as,
private skilled nursing facilities around the nation. As one of
the few "teaching nursing homes" in the United States, we are
proud of our mission to train the next generation of physicians,
nurses, therapists, dieticians, social workers and health care
providers as it relates to the care of the frail, elderly
population. Providing our residents with state-of-the-art
equipment and the latest advances in geriatric care, our veterans
truly benefit from our relationship with Stony Brook Medicine and
Stony Brook University as well.
We continue to advocate for
our veterans both in Washington, D.C. and Albany. Federal legislation
now provides those veterans who are 70% or more service connected
disabled with a VA benefit for skilled nursing care services in any
State Veterans Home. These veterans must require skilled nursing care
and must meet the admission requirements of the home. With the average
cost of nursing home care on Long Island exceeding $150,000 per year,
veterans can access their VA entitlements and utilize them at our
home, thereby substantially reducing the financial burden of long term
We strongly believe that no
other long term care provider on Long Island can match us as it relates
to quality, cost and culture in caring for veterans and their families.
If you have not yet had the opportunity to visit us or learn about our
programs and services, please stop in and tour our facility at your
We look forward to serving you.
Fred S. Sganga
> > Click Here for the Veterans Advisory Board
> > Click Here for a History of Long Island State Veterans Home
> > Click Here for Fact Sheet
> > Click Here for Mission Statement