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Delaware Valley Veterans' Home

Philadelphia and Patriotism Go Perfect Together!

Follow the path of small American flags right up to the front door of the Delaware Valley Veterans’ Home (DVVH) and walk right into the perfect home for any veteran looking to stay connected to their military roots.

Located in northeast Philadelphia, adjacent to the 275-acre Benjamin Rush State Park and directly across the street from the PA National Guard’s Southampton Armory, DVVH showcases a patriotic theme inside and out. Yet flags, murals and displays are not the only way our residents are honored.

DVVH provides exceptional care for its residents thanks to a professional staff -- many of whom are veterans -- who proudly come to work each day excited to take care of true American heroes. Visits to the home by current service members, representatives of local veteran service organizations and even by the Philly Phanatic are very common and provide a constant reminder that our residents are thought about often throughout the Philadelphia region.

Living Here

An Active Lifestyle With All The Comforts

Residents at DVVH benefit from an active lifestyle with a daily agenda filled with organized programs like art and music therapy led by the visiting Philadelphia Arts and Education Partnerships, and military ball-themed dances. If it is leisure time our residents are looking for, they have plenty to choose from, including the camaraderie of fellow veterans playing cards and board games in the community room, and relaxing on the outdoor patio enjoying the sounds and views of nature thanks to the beautiful meadow and woodlands that border the building. When personal time is in order, our residents have easy access to an on-site canteen snack shop, library, barber shop, beautician and chapel.

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Completely furnished modern rooms

We take great pride in providing all the comforts of home, and that includes a personal living space that residents can personalize with their military treasures, family photos and favorite quilts. Each furnished room provides a safe and cheerful area for residents to retreat to for relaxation or for a good night’s sleep after a busy day.

Complete Medical Services

The health of our residents is a top priority. That is why we have a medical director and a staff of dedicated clinicians who provide a continuum of health care that addresses all aspects of the treatment plan for our residents.

Pharmacy services

Quick and convenient care is important to our residents. An on-site licensed pharmacist and qualified staff helps to provide a full range of pharmacy services to assure that our residents receive the medications they need for healthy living.

Therapy provided by a trained staff

Each home provides physical, occupational and speech therapy tailored to the specific health needs of residents. The supervised exercises and training use advanced techniques and equipment so that each resident can reach their highest level of independence as quickly as possible.

24-hour professional nursing team care

 Key to our team is a well-trained and caring nursing staff, and that is exactly what you find at our homes 24 hours a day. Our nurses work together to tailor a care plan that takes into consideration the unique dietary, social and spiritual needs of each resident.

Recreational and leisure activities

Residents at our homes can choose from a wide variety of social events, scheduled outings or more independent activities. Whether its bingo or billiards at the home, attending a professional sports game or going on a shopping trip, to just enjoying a good book under an outdoor pavilion, our residents lead active and diverse lives.

Meals prepared by trained dietary staff

Good nutrition is vital to our residents’ well-being. That’s why a professional food service manager and clinical dietitian at each home take great pleasure in providing well-balanced meals that can be modified to address individual dietary and therapeutic needs.

Social services

For times when our residents need someone to talk to for any gamut of issues they may deal with in their personal lives or even connected to their military service, the certified professionals in our Social Services Department are available to provide counseling, conversation, problem-solving and information on community resources

Religious services and spiritual guidance

We recognize that spirituality is important to our residents. Each of our homes features an in-house chapel, along with chaplains who conduct religious services and who are also available to any resident in need of spiritual counseling or fellowship.

Barber and beauty service

Our residents never forget their military roots and the importance of personal grooming. Every home is staffed with a licensed barber and beautician for those times when a hair appointment is just the thing our residents need to feel good about themselves.

24-hour security

The safety of our residents is our No. 1 priority. A staff of security officers ensures protection, emergency responses and a safe environment to all residents and employees on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week.

Transportation services

Our homes are equipped with vans and buses to transport residents to local community activities for that fun get-away or a nearby medical appointment. Some vehicles are even equipped with adaptive devices to accommodate those with limited mobility.

Community support through volunteers

Volunteers are a vital part of our team and play an important role in the well-being of our residents. They assist with activities and field trips, distributing mail, making one-on-one visits, escorting wheelchair-bound residents to activities, assisting residents at mealtimes, reading to residents, and much more!

Additional amenities

In addition to the availability of cable TV and Internet, each home has a charming library and snack bar/gift shop commonly known as the “Canteen.”

est. 2002
Serving PA Veterans for
Nearly Two Decades

Total Number of Beds

Dedicated Clinical and
Professional Staff
Hours Donated in 2019

by 162 Volunteers

Levels of Care at DVVH
Delaware Valley Veterans' Home provide residents with the care and support they need in order to live an active and healthy life with as much independence as possible. The Veterans Homes offer levels of care tailored to the specific health needs of our residents and are supplemented with an array of clinical services that include: medical, clinical and nursing services; drug and nutritional therapy; rehabilitative service such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and recreational therapy; dental services; and social services. Below are the specific levels of care available at Delaware Valley Veterans' Home.

Nursing Care


Honoring Our Heroes
A Community That Offers Fun and Excitement

The fun, active lifestyle for our residents is not confined to the Delaware Valley grounds. Our residents have numerous opportunities to go on trips and explore the culture, history and entertainment throughout the historic Philadelphia area. Easy access to downtown Philadelphia allows residents to participate in field trips to patriotic attractions such as the Liberty Bell, the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Independence Hall. For residents that enjoy sports, the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles, 76ers and Flyers pro sports teams are also popular destinations. Other fun excursions include trips to museums, shopping malls, movie theaters and restaurants.

I have strong friendships here. -Sam Stewart, DVVH Resident

Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.”

Abraham Lincoln
American statesman and lawyer
served as the 16th president of the United States