State Soldiers' Home - Hot Springs, South Dakota
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 43° 26.198 W 103° 29.648
13T E 621869 N 4810404
Quick Description: The State Soldiers' Home is now the Michael J. Fitzmaurice Veterans Home, is located in Hot Springs, South Dakota.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 8/25/2007 7:53:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM22V2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
Views: 97

Long Description:

From the Tour 7 section of A South Dakota Guide:

The STATE SOLDIERS' HOME was established in 1889, and ten Civil War veterans were the first patients.  Several additions have been made tot he original building.  The present (1937) population is 112 men and 95 women.  Veterans of four wars--Civil, Indian, Spanish-American, and World--are now admitted, and the wives and widows of these men are taken, if they have only a limited amount of property and are 60 years old or more.

The State Soldiers' Home is now called Michael J. Fitzmaurice Veterans' Home. The Veterans’ Home has 100 domiciliary beds and 50 nursing care beds in three residential buildings located on 193 acres. It is operated by the South Dakota Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The Veterans’ Home offers an excellent retirement environment for qualified couples, single veterans and widows. When health problems arise they have medical services available to them on a short term or long term basis.

Members pay a maintenance fee based on a percentage of income. It entitles the member to receive a room, furnishings, utilities except telephone, bedding, laundry of bedding and personal clothing, meals, medical services, pharmaceutical services, activities and social services. A member is able to retain a minimum monthly income.  The home offers a variety of activities for the residents.

Book: South Dakota

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 347

Year Originally Published: 1938

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