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

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 Southwestern Veterans Center provides a broad spectrum of health care and related services to veterans who are disabled, chronically ill, or in need of specialized care.

The center serves 236 veterans and spouses; 160 beds with full nursing care, 44 beds for residents with Dementia/Alzheimer's disease, and 32 beds for veterans needing minimal care. Our focus is to assist veterans in functioning independently and at their optimal levels within the limitations of their illnesses.

Our specialized services include a chapel, pharmacy, canteen, barber and beautician services, dining rooms, library, and a multi-purpose room for large gatherings. We also participate in the HealthNet System, which provides a telecommunications link between the center and medical experts throughout the state.

The staff at SWVC is ever mindful of our mission and considers it a privilege to serve those who served their country. We extend an invitation to all interested persons to visit us and witness the first-class care available.
LocationAllegheny
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 7060 Highland Drive
Physical Site Address 2 Southwestern Veterans Center
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Main Phone 412-665-6706
Hotline Phone Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) or text Get Help NOW to 838255
Fax 412-665-6799
Service Location Email RA-MVVA-HOMES@pa.gov www.swvc.gov
Web Address www.swvc.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 - Southwestern Veterans Center
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Dementia (YF-3000.2380)
Older Adult/Disability Related Supportive Housing (BH-8400.6000)
Veteran Homes (BH-8400.9000)
Veterans (YN-9000)