Southeast Tennessee Veterans Home Council
Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans’ Home Is In It’s Final Stages Of Construction!
Our fifth Tennessee State Veterans’ Home is almost finished! The photos below show the exterior view of the facility, the great room + bistro, therapy garden, and house living + dining. The home will be a 108 bed facility with a community living style. This home will house veterans from the Southeast Tennessee region and provide skilled nursing care. Check out the photos below for a sneak peek.
Stay tuned for more updates as construction progresses. The projected completion date of the facility is fall of 2023. Any facility inquiries should be directed to the TSVH home office at 615-898-1181.
In August 2019, we officially broke ground on the new Veterans’ Home in Cleveland, Tennessee! We are humbled by the incredible support we have received from the local community and from all of our federal and state partners. We would especially like to thank the TSVH Administrators and staff from our Murfreesboro Corporate Office and Clarksville facilities who made it possible for a group of our resident heroes to attend the event as honored guests.
Our veterans deserve the best care possible and we are looking forward to proudly serving the heroes of Southeast Tennessee!
The Central Purpose of Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes is to:
- Provide optimal quality of care for our veterans, through rehabilitating residents to the maximum attainable level of independent functioning and providing 24 hour clinical oversight.
- Enhance quality of life through promoting socialization and participation in our impressive activity programs both on campus and off.
- Exceed the needs of those we serve through providing individualized care to the resident by encouraging both the resident and their family to have and interactive role in making decisions.
- Offer residents accommodations that foster comfort, dignity, and self-respect.
History of SETVHC
Public hearings by the Joint Select Committee on Veterans Affairs were held across the state in the fall of 1985 to identify the concerns of Tennessee’s veterans. Long term health care was clearly a priority concern and the Tennessee Department of Veteran Services (formerly Tennessee Department of Veteran Affairs) recommended that a system of State Veterans Homes be established.
The governing body for the Tennessee State Veterans Homes is the Tennessee State Veterans Homes Board with responsibility for oversight of the day–to–day management and operations vested in the Executive Committee of the Board. Members of the Board are appointed by the Governor to serve a 3–year term. The Executive Committee exercises its authority for planning, implementation and operation of the State Veterans’ Homes through the Executive Director and his or her staff. Administrators at each facility are responsible for the day–to–day operation of the facilities.
The first home opened in Murfreesboro on June 10, 1991. Located on a seven acre lot, deeded to the Board by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, adjacent to the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center, this is a 140 bed facility offering intermediate and skilled levels of nursing care in a one–story building encompassing 69,278 square feet.
All residents are cared for in such a manner and in such an environment as to promote enhancement of their quality of life without abridging the safety and rights of other residents. An interdisciplinary team approach to resident life is utilized to assure the quality of life. Residents and family members are involved in the care planning process, and resident participation is encouraged through a functioning resident council. Residents’ rights are posted and enforced as delineated in current federal and state standards.
Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes offer rehabilitation programs for our Veterans requiring short-stayed skilled or long-term care services. Therapists and support staff are selected based on their ability to meet our specific quality standards and the unique needs of our Veterans. They share a commitment to ensure the Veterans achieve their highest level of function and independence. We offer a wide range of therapy services within the Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy programs.
- Fall Prevention
- Posture Analysis
- Gait Analysis
- Joint Protection
- Therapeutic Modalities
- Wound Care
- Pain Management
- Activities of Daily Living
- Functional Mobility
- Home Safety Assessment
- Dementia Management
- Low Vision
- Environmental Modification
- Cognitive Training
Southeast Tennessee Veterans Home Council Visits Clarksville Site
Pictured from left to right: Ed Harries — CEO, Kim Dees, Shannon McCann — Executive Assistant to Ed Harries, and Melanie Cook — Public Relations.
Interested in Membership with SETVHC?
The SETVHC would like to invite your organization to be represented on the Council. Each nationally charted veteran’s organization within Bradley, Hamilton, Meigs, McMinn, Monroe, Polk and Rhea Counties and Auxiliaries or similar organizations are eligible for membership.
Organizations interested in becoming a member of the Council shall submit a letter of application.
Thank you for visiting our website. If you have any questions or need additional information about Southeast Tennessee Veterans Home Council, please contact us with the information provided below.
Bradley County Veteran Services Officer
Bradley County Courthouse
1st Floor Ste. 106
165 Ocoee Street NW