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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home has been proudly “Serving Those Who Served” since 1985.  The Home is situated on 126 beautiful acres in St. Mary’s County and offers and a continuum of care from the 168-bed assisted living program to the 318-bed skilled nursing program.   Charlotte Hall Veterans Home also offers memory care in secure units. The Home is Medicare/Medicaid certified, and all veterans receive a per diem subsidy from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce their cost of care. The Home is inspected annually, as required by the Office of Health Care Quality, MD Department of Health, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Our vision is to continually develop and deliver a safe, dignified, and compassionate healthcare system; and provide a nurturing and engaging home environment for Maryland’s veterans.

The Maryland Department of Veterans and Military Families is proud to partner with PruittHealth to provide our veterans with the comfort and high-quality care they deserve.  Visit the PruittHealth Charlotte Hall microsite for more information.


  • On-Site Barber/Beauty Shop
  • On-Site Pharmacy
  • On-Site Dental
  • On-Site Optometry
  • On-Site Podiatry
  • On-Site Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy & Speech Therapy
  • On-Site Veterans Service Officer
  • Activity rooms/Scheduled Events/Scheduled Outings
  • Lounges
  • Library
  • Chaplain
  • Game Rooms
  • Computers with Internet access
  • Outside Walking Trail
  • Gazebo
  • Outside Covered Pavilions
  • Transportation to and from DC VA Medical Center

Assisted Living Program

  • Private or Semi-Private rooms
  • Access to on site Physician Services
  • Dining Room Meal Service
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Robust Activity Program
  • Resident Council Forum
  • Access to the USDVA Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Skilled Nursing Program

  • Complete range of clinical services under the direction of the Home’s Medical Director and other licensed healthcare professionals, for 24 hour care, seven days a week.
  • Robust Activity Program
  • Resident Council
  • Lab and Radiology furnished to residents by outside providers
  • Social Workers/Case Managers for resident/family
  • 16 Bed Women’s Unit
  • Memory Care
  • Secure Units
  • Resident Council Forum


For admissions, please call 301-884-8171, Ext. 5111.

There is typically NO WAITING LIST. However, please call to check availability as it changes daily.

Admission Eligibility
Admission Requirements

What is needed to apply:

Completed applications can be sent to Lisa Murphy.


Mail: Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
Attn: Admissions
29449 Charlotte Hall Road
Charlotte Hall, Maryland 20622

Fax: 833-671-3102

US Department of Veterans Affairs State Home Per Diem Benefit
As a benefit of residing in a certified State Veterans Home, veterans who need nursing home or assisted living care are entitled to receive a per diem grant from the US Department of Veterans Affairs towards their cost of care.  This benefit is used to lower the veteran’s out-of-pocket expenses. This enables veterans and their families to significantly save on expenses.

The current US Department of Veterans Affairs per diem rates as of October 1, 2023, are:

  • $138.29 per day for Nursing Home Care = $4,217.85 per month savings
  • $59.69 per day for Assisted Living Care = $1,820.45 per month savings

Cost of Care – Assisted Living
The cost to a veteran requiring Assisted Living Care is calculated at 90% of the veteran’s monthly net income but not more than the full monthly cost.  Sources of income include Social Security, Pension, Annuity, Retirement Income, etc.  In most cases, veterans are permitted to keep 10% of their net monthly income as a spending allowance and pay a monthly cost of 90% of their net income.  The US Department of Veterans Affairs Per Diem is calculated as a credit to the monthly statement.  The balance between the per diem credit and the veteran’s monthly income is subsidized by the State of Maryland.

A non-veteran spouse wishing to reside in assisted living must pay the full cost of their care, prescriptions, and ancillary services.

Cost of Care – Nursing Home  
The cost to a veteran requiring Nursing Home Care is based on the veteran’s personal resources, long-term care insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid (if eligibility requirements are met).

Highly trained staff are available to assist in understanding individual circumstances in relation to a payment for skilled and long-term care services rendered by Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.

VP1 – 70% Service-Connected Disability
A veteran rated 70% or greater with a service-connected disability may be entitled to the full cost of nursing home care.  Charlotte Hall’s Veterans Service Officer, Nicole Watson, can assist with benefit questions. Contact: or 301-884-8171, Ext. 5112.

As part of our admissions process, applicants are encouraged to make an appointment with Nicole Watson, Charlotte Hall’s Veteran’s Service Officer.  Nicole can assist with completing required VA documents for admission and reviewing benefits veterans may be entitled to. Appointments can be made by calling 301-884-8171 Ext. 5112.


Throughout the year, Charlotte Hall Veterans Home has over 400 active volunteers, including individuals and veteran and community organizations.

Volunteers are needed to help with arts and crafts activities, collecting information for oral history interviews with residents, running bingo, conducting religious services, and mentoring for computer and electronic devices.  In addition to day-to-day activities and functions, volunteers help by participating in special events such as Veterans Day and Memorial Day celebrations.

If you are interested in donating your time and talents to the veterans home, please contact Ms. Sade Herbert, the Director of Volunteer Services at 301-884-8171, ext. 5143.


Giving back to veterans and their spouses who have given so much through their service has never been easier.  Charlotte Hall now accepts monetary donations online.  Donations play an integral role in ensuring residents enjoy the comforts of life inside and outside of the home.  Medical services, final hour arrangements, and personal care items such as toiletries and clothing are some of the ways funds received support residents.  Donate now to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.  Thank you!

For questions regarding donations, please contact Ms. Sade Herbert, Director of Volunteer Services, at 301-884-8171, ext. 5143.  

29449 Charlotte Hall Road
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Director
COL John Lombardi, U.S. Army, Retired

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