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Award-winning care for veterans and their families.

Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes provide skilled nursing care for our veterans in four locations, with two more under construction.

At Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes, we consider it a privilege and our responsibility to provide exceptional care and support to those who honorably served our country, as well as their families. Whether you or your loved one is looking for rehabilitative therapy services, long-term care, or short-term skilled nursing care, our team of healthcare professionals is specially trained in providing the physical, emotional, and mental support veterans may need.

While we work closely with the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to assist eligible veterans with accessing federal funding for their care, we are independent of the VA.

Our homes are governed by the Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes Board, with members formally appointed by the Governor. Oversight of the day–to–day management and operations of the State Veterans’ Homes is vested in the Executive Committee of the Board. The Executive Committee exercises its authority for planning, implementation and operation of the State Veterans’ Homes through the Executive Director and his or her staff. Administrators at each facility are responsible for the day–to–day operation of the homes.

Established in law by the General Assembly in 1988, our first home opened in Murfreesboro in 1991. Since then, we have established locations in Humboldt, Knoxville, and Clarksville, with a new home under construction in Cleveland and another planned for Arlington.

headshot of Ed Harries, executive director

A Letter from the Executive Director 

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes website. It is our honor and privilege to serve our veterans across the State of Tennessee every day. Our purpose each day is to provide top quality of care and quality of life for every resident, with respect and dignity. The staff is dedicated, knowledgeable, professionally trained, and motivated to ensure our American heroes reach their care goals.

Currently, there are four veteran homes in Tennessee. They are in Murfreesboro, Humboldt, Knoxville and Clarksville. Our goal and mission is to serve the long-term care and short-term rehabilitation needs of Tennessee’s deserved veterans. To do so, we must build more State Veterans’ Homes in the unserved areas of the state. It’s an ambitious and bold plan, but one that must be accomplished. I am happy to report that we are well on our way to building two new state-of-the-art Veterans’ Homes in Cleveland and Arlington. We greatly look forward to being able to expand our services to the veterans in the West Tennessee and Southeast Tennessee regions.

If there is anything we can do to assist you, please contact us. I also invite you to schedule an appointment to take a tour of one of our beautiful facilities, so you can see for yourself just how special our Veterans’ Homes are.

Thank you,

Ed Harries's signature

Ed Harries

Executive Director

Our Mission:


Provide optimal quality of care for our veterans, through rehabilitating residents to the maximum attainable level of independent functioning and providing 24-hour clinical oversight.


Enhance quality of life through promoting socialization and participation in our impressive activity programs both on campus and off.


Exceed the needs of those we serve through providing individualized care to the resident by encouraging both the resident and their family to have an interactive role in making decisions.


Offer residents accommodations that foster comfort, dignity, and self-respect.