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Serving Iowa Veterans

Mission Statement

To provide a continuum of care to Iowa’s veterans and their spouses in an environment focusing on individualized services to enhance their quality of life.

Honored to Serve

What an honor it is to serve the veterans, their spouses, and all the members of the Iowa Veterans Home (IVH) community. We are grateful to our 500+ residents for their commitment to protect our freedoms and to our 1000+ IVH and ABM staff for their continued dedication and superior care they provide to Iowa's heroes.

IVH opened its doors to Iowa veterans and their spouses in 1887 as the Old Soldiers Home. From that time, the Home has belonged to the people of Iowa, guided by the Iowa Legislature and the Iowa Commissioners of Veterans Affairs.

Today, IVH is one of the largest of the 148 state-owned facilities for veterans in the nation. As in the past, IVH maintains its loyalty and dedication to American veterans. We are a true community, comprised of our residents, staff, volunteers and visitors. The beautiful campus spans almost 150 acres, with four main resident care buildings.

Planning ahead, we are preparing to fully implement the person-centered care philosophy. The concept provides expanded opportunities for the resident to participate more with decision-making, socializing, and with their own care. IVH staff began embracing this philosophy in 2006. Staff continue efforts towards more individualized care for each resident based upon their needs and wants.

We invite you to visit the Iowa Veterans Home to learn more about our history, present conditions, and plans for the future. 






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Recent Website Updates 

12/18/2014 - New Employment Opportunities

12/09/2014 - Cosmetologist Needed

11/07/2014 - New Recreational Activities added

11/07/2014 - New Resident data uploaded to the Iowa Datashare

10/15/2014 - New Cafeteria menus added

10/02/2014 - IVH Insights added 

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1301 Summit St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Phone: 641-752-1501
Toll Free 1-800-645-4591
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