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Eligibility Requirements

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Admission shall be granted only to honorably discharged veterans who were residents of Maine at the time of their entry into the United States Armed Forces or who are residents of Maine at the time of application, and to the spouses, widows or widowers, and gold star parents of eligible veterans, provided that suitable facilities are available. Eligible Veterans must have served one or more days on active duty other than for training purposes in the United States Armed Forces including the Reserve and National Guard components. There is no requirement for the veteran to have served in combat or have a service-connected disability.

Admission shall be granted when provisions of the rules are met, when there is a vacancy that meets the needs of the veteran and in order of application unless otherwise provided in the rules.

diagnosis  medical needs  current placement
gender  level of care  behavior status
payment source  therapy needs  roommate compatibility
nursing care needs    
  • A payment source must be available.
  • All applicants for nursing home placement under the Medicaid Program must be medically eligible per the Department of Health and Human Services Maine Eligibility Determination assessment.
  • All applicants must be eligible per the pre-admission screening for mental illness/mental retardation.

Limit on Non-Veterans

No more than 25% of the home's residents may be other than veterans, i.e.: spouse, widow, widower, gold star parent.

Medicare Skilled Admissions

Applications will be reviewed for Medicare skilled eligibility, utilizing criteria established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. All residents deemed not eligible for the Skilled Medicare Benefit shall receive a Notice of Non-Coverage before or at the time of admission to the Maine Veterans' Homes.

Open Admission Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Maine Veterans' Home to admit and to treat all residents without regard to race, color, or national origin, or political, religious, or fraternal preference or opinions, sex, sexual preference, age, or payment source. The same requirements for admission are applied to all, and residents are assigned within the Homes without regard to race, color, or national origin, or political, religious, or fraternal preference or opinions, sex, sexual preference, age, or payment source. There is no distinction in eligibility for, or in the manner of, providing a resident service provided by the Home based on race, color, or national origin, or political, religious, or fraternal preference or opinions, sex, sexual preference, age or payment source. All facilities of the nursing home are available without distinction to all residents and visitors, regardless of race, color, or national origin, or political, religious, or fraternal preference or opinions, sex, sexual preference, age, or payment source.

 

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