Walla Walla Veterans Home

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92 Wainwright Dr

Walla Walla, WA 99362

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Serves 80 residents.

The Walla Walla Veterans Home is co-located on the campus of the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center.

This 80 bed nursing care facility was designed using a small house model and provides care in 8 individual homes.  All residents enjoy a private room with a private bathroom. 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. One 10-bed house is secured and provides a home-like environment to address the needs of veterans requiring nursing home level Memory Care.

Veterans Home Admissions Information:

Click here to download the admissions application and contact Lori Ringering, Admissions Coordinator at 509-394-6806 or lorir@dva.wa.gov for additional information.

Memory Care is provided in the Kirkman House. 


All Washington State Veterans Homes are Medicare and Medicaid certified facilities. To be eligible for admission, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Served at any time, in any branch of the United States Armed Forces;
  • Received an honorable discharge or are already eligible for federal Department of Veterans Affairs monetary benefits or who were separated with less than honorable characterizations of service due solely to sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression or actions or statements related to sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, regardless of characterization of service;

  • Reside in Washington State;
  • Be the spouse of a resident or widow of an eligible veteran;
  • Or be a Gold Star Parent who lost a child while serving in the armed forces.

Memory Care Qualifications/Requirements

Kirkman House

  • Diagnosis of Dementia
  • Active Elopement or Wander risk
  • Meet skilled nursing level of care


Veterans rated 70%-100% Service Connected Disabled, or whose service connected disability is the reason nursing care is needed, may have their nursing home care paid by the Federal VA.  We also accept Medicare, Medicaid, 3rd Party Insurance and Private Pay.

For additional information on the cost of care in a State Veterans Home, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Serving our Veterans

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
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Services
  • Hospice
  • Nutritious Meals
  • Community Involvement
  • Religious Programs
  • Transportation
  • Laundry
  • Beauty & Barber Shops

The Walla Walla Veterans Home also has a 10-bed house dedicated to nursing home level Memory Care.

Veterans Home Employment Information:

Employment visit careers.wa.gov or contact recruiters@dva.wa.gov

All positions will be posted at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/?keywords=wdva

Volunteers needed!

More Information

Frequently Asked Questions  (includes information on cost and payer sources)

Don't be a victim of Pension Poaching (pdf)

Project Background and History:

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs constructed a new skilled nursing facility on the campus of the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center in Walla Walla. The new facility opened in June of  2017.

  • Primary focus is 10 counties nearest Walla Walla where about 50,000 veterans live.  Of these, 20,000 are age 65 or older.

  • Design and construction meets guidelines established by the US Department of Veterans Affairs State Home Construction Grant Program.

  • 65% of construction cost was paid by US DVA (approximately $22 million)

  • 35% of cost was paid by WA State (approximately $12 million)

This project is unique because the State Veterans Home will be built on the grounds of the Federal VA Medical Center.  It also has the support of the City of Walla Walla, the Walla Walla Veterans Task Force and the local veterans community.

The new Home serves 80 veterans and in some cases their spouses or widows and has created more than 100 permanent jobs in Walla Walla.

Operating costs are generated through Medicaid, VA Per Diem, Medicare and local contributions.

Get a birds-eye view of the construction site with time-lapse photos.