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​The William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home of California–Lancaster is located in the picturesque high-desert area of Southern California, just off the Antelope Valley Freeway (State Route 14), and only an hour’s drive north from the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. Lancaster boasts one of California's most abundant fields of the vibrant orange poppies that are California's state flower. Edwards Air Force Base, famous for its Space Shuttle landings, is located close by.

Completed in November 2009, the beautiful William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home of California–Lancaster is a 60-bed Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE), also known as assisted living.

All healthcare needs, meals, transportation and activities are provided by the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home of California –Lancaster, in partnership with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.

The Home was named in honor and memory of the late Senator William J. “Pete” Knight, a former United States Air Force Colonel who spent 32 years in dedicated service to his country and flew more than 253 missions in Vietnam. He was also considered one of the Veterans Home’s strongest and most vocal advocates when he served in the California State Senate.

Lancaster and nearby Palmdale, California offer many cultural and educational opportunities for Veterans Home residents and their families to enjoy, including the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, the Aerospace Walk of Honor, the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, the JetHawks Clear Channel Baseball Stadium, the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve, the Lancaster Center for the Performing Arts, lovely parks, shopping centers and movie theaters.

The veterans home provides California veterans with a living environment that protects their dignity and contributes to their feeling of self-reliance and self-worth.

 

Services:

  • All meals provided: Three meals a day and between-meal snacks
  • Professional dietary consultant on staff
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Linen and laundry services
  • Scheduled transportation

Common Area Amenities:

  • Dining room and social areas
  • Laundry rooms
  • Mail-delivery area

Personal Care and Support:

  • 24-hour personal assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming as needed
  • Medication management
  • Bedside care and tray service for minor, temporary illness or recovery from surgery
  • Maintenance or supervision of resident cash resources
  • Emergency alert/response system

Basic Admission Requirements

Veterans who are age 55 and above are eligible to apply for admission. The age requirement is waived for disabled or homeless veterans needing long-term care. You must also meet the following requirements:

  1. Served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, for other than training purposes, during wartime or peacetime.
  2. Provide proof of military service by submitting a DD 214, or obtaining proof through the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) or the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA).
  3. Discharged or released from active duty honorably or under honorable conditions.
  4. California resident at the time of application for admission.
    Note: Medal of Honor recipients, Ex-POW's and wartime veterans are given priority for admission over peacetime veterans.

Additional Requirements, Applicants must:

  1. Test negative for Tuberculosis (TB).
  2. Not require more care and supervision than provided at the Veterans Home of choice.
  3. Not require acute hospitalization at the time of application.
  4. Not have a primary need for acute psychiatric care.
  5. Not have a past history of violence, mental illness, or a criminal record that would create a risk to yourself or other residents of the Veterans Home of California.
  6. Not be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances.
  7. Be enrolled in a qualified federal, state, or private health insurance plan, or have an application for such a plan pending.

Health Service Plan Requirements

Effective February 26, 2009, Department regulations, in compliance with the CalVet Board policy C-12, will require applicants to the Veterans Homes of California to participate in a qualified health service plan that provides access to preventive, acute and long-term health care services in the geographical area of the Home for which admission is sought or have an application pending for such coverage as a condition of admission.

The regulation states: "e) Before a veteran applicant may be admitted to the Home, he or she must be participating in a qualified federal, state or private health service plan, a United States Department of Veterans Affairs medical program, or have an application pending for such coverage. A non-veteran applicant must be participating in a qualified federal, state, or private health service plan to be admitted to the Home. For purposes of this regulation, a qualified federal, state, or private health service plan means one that provides access to preventive (ambulatory care), acute and long-term health care services in the geographical area of the Home for which admission is sought."

 

Veterans Home of California, Lancaster
45221 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA. 93536

General Information:

​Local: 661-974-7035

Admissions Office:

661-974-7035 option 6

Admissions Office Fax:

661-974-8198

 

 

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