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Long Island State Veterans Home

100 Patriots Road, Stonybrook, NY 11790

Residential Care Home

The Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University stands out as a caring facility dedicated to serving America's heroes through a variety of supportive services. This institution prides itself on providing skilled nursing care, adult day health care, and short-term rehabilitation tailored to the needs of veterans. "Caring for America's Heroes" is not just a slogan but a commitment to quality and compassion in the day-to-day operations of the home. Located on the premises of Stony Brook University, the Veterans Home benefits from a strong teaching and research affiliation, which enhances its ability to deliver state-of-the-art medical care. As one of the few teaching nursing homes in the United States, it contributes to training the next generation of healthcare professionals while ensuring veterans have access to cutting-edge medical services.

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Community Details

The Long Island State Veterans Home is a 350-bed skilled nursing facility that opened its doors to the first residents on October 25, 1991. The facility has been committed to serving those who served, caring for over 15,000 U.S. veterans to date. With its affiliation to Stony Brook Medicine, the home is fully integrated into the health and educational mission of a major teaching and research university. The facility offers a range of specialized units and services, including a 30-bed unit for those suffering from Alzheimer's disease, a 55-bed respiratory care unit, palliative care through Good Shepherd Hospice, and a wealth of on-site medical services such as audiology, ophthalmology, and dentistry, among others.


  • 350-Bed Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Specialized Alzheimer's Unit
  • Respiratory Care Unit
  • Palliative Care
  • On-Site Medical Services
  • Opened October 25, 1991
  • Affiliated with Stony Brook Medicine

Food and Dining

The Adult Day Health Care program at the Long Island State Veterans Home provides two nutritious meals per visit, which include breakfast and lunch. This emphasizes the home's commitment to not only medical care but also to the overall well-being and nutritional health of veterans. The program is designed to cater to both the physical health and social engagement needs of the veterans, ensuring a holistic approach to care and daily living.


  • Nutritious Meals
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Holistic Care Approach



Apart from comprehensive healthcare services, the Long Island State Veterans Home encourages the involvement of veterans and their families in a variety of therapeutic interventions aimed at maintaining and enhancing functional abilities. The home operates under the philosophy of encouraging active participation from all clinical and support service disciplines, fostering a community that values teamwork and comprehensive care. The home's dedication to offering quality care for veterans is demonstrated through their recognition as a top provider in the New York State Department of Health 2021 Nursing Home Quality Pool (NHQP). The Veterans Home strives to pioneer innovative methods to enhance the healthcare services provided to their community.



  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Teamwork
  • Enhanced Functional Abilities
  • Community Participation
  • Top Provider in NHQP