Members are admitted on a space and bed-available basis. While there are waiting lists for all levels of care, the waiting for skilled nursing care can be quite large for some homes. The best way to assure future access to skilled nursing care is to enter the Home at a more independent level of care such as RCFE or DOM. For those considering a state veterans home, it is highly advisable to apply well before the need becomes urgent. To obtain the current status of vacancies, call the admissions office at the veteran's home you are considering.