Admission to State Veterans Homes

​​​​​​​Admission Eligibility Requirements
To be admitted to a Kentucky Veterans Center, the person shall:
  • Be a veteran;
  • Be disabled by reason of disease, wounds, age, or otherwise is in need of nursing care;
  • Be a Kentucky resident as of the date of admission to a Kentucky Veterans Center; and
  • Have a military discharge that is not of a dishonorable nature.
A person shall not be eligible for admission if the person:
  • Has been diagnosed by a qualified health care professional as acutely mentally ill, as an acute alcoholic, as  addicted to drugs, as continuously disruptive, or as dangerous to self or others;
  • Is ventilator dependent; or
  • Has needs that cannot be met by the Veterans Center.
Documents required prior to admission:
       1. Legible copy of your DD214 (indicating veteran status with other than dishonorable discharge)
       2. Proof of Kentucky residency (can be a copy of a bill or an ID with address)
       3. Copy of insurance cards (Medicare and any supplemental cards)
       4. Copy of VA Disability Award Letter (for Veterans receiving compensation 70% or more only)
       5. Copy of Power of Attorney (financial and medical, Health Care Surrogate or Living Will)
       6. Responsible party information (name, address and phone number)

The Admissions Process
There is no application process for admission to the center. When you or a Veteran you care for are in need of skilled care, you will need to contact the Admissions Coordinator to have your name added to the interest list. The Admissions Coordinator will require you to provide “preadmission paperwork” upon request. This includes:
  • DD214 (discharge papers)
  • Insurance Cards
  • Medicaid Card
  • Proof of Kentucky Residency
  • Power of Attorney for Medical and Financial needs.
    Veterans are selected by our Admissions Committee. The committee bases their decision on the current ability of the facility to meet the Veterans needs.