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Quincy Veterans Home

VFW POST 454 supports The Quincy Veterans Home (QVH), in picturesque, historic Quincy is the oldest and largest of the Illinois Veterans Homes. It was the original Soldiers and Sailors Home until 1974, when the name was changed. QVH's primary mission is to provide domiciliary and nursing home care to eligible veterans, spouses of veterans and spouses of deceased veterans. To this end, QVH has on-campus residential barracks, dementia/Alzheimer unit, and many support services (including dietary, physical therapy, laundry, pharmacy, chaplain, security, barber/beautician, and more), as well as a post office, bank, library, coffee shop, deer park and their own TV station.

Two-hundred and ten acres provide beautiful grounds for the broad range of facilities and services that can be found at Quincy Veterans Home. In addition to nursing and living facilities, the campus hosts Sunset Cemetery. Over 7,000 veterans and spouses, dating back to the Civil War, are at rest here.

Also on-campus is the R.E. Northern Guest House, with private rooms available to families of residents at a nominal charge.

The independent living units, refurbished, date back to the 1920's and have a "Southern-Belle" historic grace to them -- you'll find large square houses and large front porches.

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Contact Information: The Adjutant
Illinois Veterans Home - Quincy
1707 N 12th St
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone (217) 222-8641
Location: Northern part of Quincy in Adams County
Opened: Founded in 1886
Acreage: 210
Structure Type: Various years and styles, mostly historic, refurbished
Care Provided: Domiciliary; Intermediate and Skilled Nursing; special needs unit for Alzheimers Disease or related dementias
Capacity: 683-bed
Additional Units/Services: R. E. Northern Guest House - on-campus accomodations for families of residents at a nominal charge

Sunset Cemetery - on-campus internment and perpetual care for eligible veterans and spouses

Additional services provided include (on-campus) a post-office, bank, library, coffee shop, museum, beautician/barber services, and more.

Illinois Veterans Home Museum - All Wars Museum - The mission of the museum is to preserve and exhibit artifacts and equipment relevant to the history of America's military engagements. The museum has over 5,000 artifacts from every United States military engagement dating from the Revolutionary War through the current "War on Terrorism". For information on guided tours, contact Curator Craig at (217) 222-8641, ext. 338
Directions: Located in western Illinois near I-172, close to the Mississippi River

From I-172 exit 14 (Broadway) follow State Highway 104 west through Quincy to 12th Street. Turn north and follow 12th street. The home is on the west side of the street. There are signs along the way.

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