The plan for the new Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney is focused on the quality of life our veterans deserve.
The 225-bed campus includes many special features for a home-like, welcoming atmosphere. With state and local funding commitments secured, the Central Nebraska Veterans Home is in strong position for federal funding. See a timeline of our steady progress below.
Veterans Home Site
The site of the new home is at 56th Street and Cherry Avenue. Visiting family and staff have convenient access to Interstate 80 and the Kearney Regional Airport. An active duty military community at the National Guard Armory next door looks forward to reaching out to fellow veterans.
Designed for Community
The U.S. Veterans Affairs Community Living Centers’ design calls for smaller residential communities. These units group veterans by their needs for specialty care – long term, medically complex, Medicare, dementia, hospice & assisted living. They also feature:
Kearney architects, Wilkin Hinrichs Stober are designing the new home. The team brings over 35 years of experience in senior living centers and medical facilities.
Kearney Area Contributes Big
The features provided in the plan for the new veterans home are a
community effort. The City of Kearney, Buffalo County and the
Economic Development Council of Buffalo County have worked
closely together on the many benefits to our veterans. Our community
is proud to offer our veterans many special features for their quality
Supporting New Staff
The City of Kearney understands the priorities of the home
administration and how important it is to build a quality staff. That’s why
the plan includes city funding to benefit new and current employees.
Future healthcare professionals can also to take advantage of new
scholarships to attend the University of Nebraska-Kearney,
University of Nebraska Medical Center (Kearney division) and
Central Community College. New and expanding programs at these
colleges provide the specialized workforce the veterans home needs,
while offering students great experience and on-site, clinical training.
See how the community is honoring our fallen veterans with a new memorial.