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.
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:
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
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
Veterans Home of California, Lancaster45221 30th Street WestLancaster, CA. 93536
661-974-7035 option 6
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