Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home System
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Description of Program
Pennsylvania offers its veterans six extended care facilities throughout the state. The level of care provided includes personal care, skilled nursing care, domicilliary care, and dementia care. These facilities offer qualified veterans and their spouses dedicated, superior care.
There is no distinction in eligibility for, or in the manner of, providing any applicant services provided by, or through, the Pennsylvania State Veterans Homes. All Pennsylvania State Veterans Homes are available without distinction to all residents and visitors; regardless of race, color, national origin, religious creed, age, sex, ancestry or handicap. All persons and organizations that have occasion to refer residents for admission are to do so without regard to the resident's race, color, national origin, religious creed, age, sex, ancestry or handicap.
In recognition of our position as a health care provider, effective September 1, 2009, our six state Veterans’ Homes will be smoke free. Smoking cessation programs will be offered by the homes. Please feel free to contact them for assistance.
It is the policy of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to process all applications without regard to race, color, national origin, religious creed, age, sex, ancestry or handicap.
The application for admission to a Pennsylvania State Veterans Home consists of six parts and requests information needed to determine eligibility for admission.
The application must be completed and submitted in its entirety.
Only the original application with original signatures will be accepted and must be mailed directly to the following address:
Bureau of Veterans Homes
Attn: Admission’s Office
Bldg. 0-47, Fort Indiantown Gap
Annville, Pennsylvania 17003
An applicant shall be an eligible veteran, spouse or surviving spouse of an eligible veteran. An "eligible veteran" is defined as an individual who has served in the Armed Forces of the United States or the Pennsylvania Military Forces and was discharged under honorable conditions.
An applicant shall be a bona fide resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the eligible veteran or spouse of an eligible veteran for who the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is his/her home of record upon entry into the Armed Forces of the United States or the Pennsylvania Military Forces. Current residents have priority, however, in admission.
A resident of a state veterans home shall be required to make monthly payments against maintenance fee liability in accordance with the resident's ability to pay.
Admissions will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The admissions committee at the home shall determine the level of care, but its decisions may be appealed.
The following are not eligible for admission:
An applicant whose condition requires mental health care or custody.
An applicant whose behavior creates a reasonable threat to the health, safety or welfare of himself/herself or to others. This exclusion applies to an applicant who is taking medication to control behavior where in the absence of the medication, the applicant's behavior would reasonably be expected to create a potential threat to the health, safety or welfare of himself/herself or others.
An applicant whose condition requires treatment or level of treatment not available at the home, except under circumstances where alternative sources of treatment are reasonably available in the immediate vicinity of the home.
An applicant with a history of alcoholism or drug abuse whose history indicates that the applicant may not be responsive to treatment or may not accept or participate in available treatment programs.
An applicant with a contagious disease.
An applicant who was convicted of a felony, unless the applicant has demonstrated good character and behavior and has no convictions of crimes or offenses for at least five years subsequent to incarceration.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 8:15am to 4:30pm
Mailing Address 1
Bldg. 0-47, Fort Indiantown Gap
Mailing City, State, Zip
Annville, PA 17003
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) or text Get Help NOW to 838255