Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home System - Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors' Home

Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home System


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General Information
Description of ServicePennsylvania 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.

The residents, staff, and volunteers of the Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors' Home extend a warm welcome to you.

Our home is situated on 26 pastoral acres overlooking Lake Erie and is steeped in history. Remodeled and modernized, our home provides state-of-the-art care and treatment in a homelike atmosphere.

A little-known fact is that spouses of veterans are eligible for admission. Merchant Marines with "oceangoing" service between December 1941 and August 1945 and veterans of the Pennsylvania National Guard are also eligible for admission.

Please contact us if you would like a personal tour of our home or if you would like to volunteer.
LocationErie
Geographical AreaPennsylvania: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland , Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
Intake ProcedureApplication for admission.

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.
Intake RequirementsThe 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.
Helpful TipsOnly 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
 
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
GenderEither
EligibilityAn 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.
 
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 560 East Third Street
Physical Site Address 2 Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors' Home
Physical Site City, State, Zip Erie, PA 16507
Mailing Address 1 Bldg. 0-47, Fort Indiantown Gap
Mailing City, State, Zip Annville, PA 17003
Mail Attention To Bureau of Veterans Homes, Attn: Admission’s Office
Main Phone 814-871-4531
Hotline Phone Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) or text Get Help NOW to 838255
Web Address www.pssh.state.pa.us
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Affiliated Program: Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home System
This Service: Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home System - Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors' Home
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Assisted Living Facilities (BH-8400.6000-060)
Dementia (YF-3000.2380)
Veteran Homes (BH-8400.9000)
Veterans (YN-9000)