Eligibility for Admission to the Oregon Veterans’ Home
(1)To be eligible for admission to the Oregon Veterans’ Home (Home), an applicant must be:
(a)A veteran as defined by United States Code, Title 38, section 101, as currently adopted (This publication is on file with the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs, 700 Summer Street NE, Salem, Oregon, and is available for public review Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.); or
(b)Spouse or surviving spouse as defined by United States Code, Title 38, section 3.50, as currently adopted (This publication is on file with the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs, 700 Summer Street NE, Salem, Oregon, and is available for public review Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.); or
(c)A parent, all of whose children died while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.
(2)An applicant must also:
(a)Be able to pay the resident’s portion of the cost of care;
(b)Require nursing home care as determined by a physician;
(c)Not require medical care for which the Home is not equipped or staffed to provide;
(d)Not have violent traits which may prove dangerous to the applicant, residents of the Home, staff or others, provided however, that nothing in this section shall be interpreted to prevent the admission of residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia for whom the facility is equipped and prepared to provide care for common behavior problems and recommended behavior management, and that no one shall be denied admission on the basis of being a potential danger to self or others unless that condition is documented by the attending physician.
(3)Eligible applicants, as determined by the Director of Veterans’ Affairs (Director) will be scheduled for admission to the Home (or placed on a waiting list if no beds are available) based on the date that all of the required application materials have been received and level of care requirements can be satisfied, or in such other order as may be deemed appropriate by the Director.
(4)Priority for admission to the Home is as follows:
(a)Former residents of the Home who are eligible for readmission;
(b)Medal of Honor recipients;
(c)Resident Oregon veterans;
(e)Other applicants as defined in sections (1)(b) and (1)(c) above.
Rule 274-040-0015 — Eligibility for Admission to the Oregon Veterans’ Home,