(1) To be admitted to a Kentucky Veterans’ Center, the person shall:
(a) Be a veteran;
(b) Be disabled by reason of disease, wounds, age, or otherwise is in need of nursing care
(c) Be a Kentucky resident as of the date of admission to a Kentucky Veteran Center; and,
(d) Have a military discharge that is not of a dishonorable nature.
(2) A person shall not be eligible for admission if the person:
(a) Has been diagnosed by a qualified health care professional as acutely mentally ill, as an acute alcoholic, as addicted to drugs, as continuously disruptive, or as dangerous to self or others;
(b) Is ventilator dependent; or
(c) Has needs that cannot be met by the Veterans’ Center.
Thomson-Hood Veterans Center does not discriminate against any Veteran on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment. For further information about this policy, contact: Amy Lambert, Telephone Number 859-858-2814, TDD 859-858-3829.
For more information download our Admission Application [PDF-Format 585KB]. Or see our Resident Information Guide [PDF-Format 199KB].
To receive an admission packet by mail, please contact the Admissions Coordinator.
Please contact Financial Services for more details.
||Frequently Ask Questions
Q: Can the spouse of a Veteran be admitted to THVC?
A: You must be a Veteran to qualify for admission to any Kentucky State Veteran home.
Q: Can I be placed on the waiting list before I submit my application?
A: You must submit your application and all the required documentation before you are placed on the waiting list.
Q: Does Medicare or Medicaid pay for my stay at THVC?
A: We are a self-pay facility. The amount you pay is based on your assets and income.
Q: If I am Service Connected, does this get me in faster or give me priority for admission to THVC?
A: All decisions for admission are based on nursing care needs and the urgency of each individuals' situation.
Q: How long does it take to get admitted to THVC?
A: We process the applications as quickly as possible and fill our beds as soon as they become available.
Q: Does THVC have a locked psychiatric unit?
A: We are not licensed for psychiatric nursing care.
Q: Who do I call at THVC if I have financial questions?
A: Michael Horton, (859)858-2814, Ext. 251.
Q: Can I bring my car/truck to THVC?
A: Personal vehicles are not permitted at THVC.
Q: What can I bring with me to THVC?
A: For an idea of what to bring once admitted see What to Bring [PDF Format -336KB].
Q: Does THVC have any Assisted Living apartments?
A: We are strictly a nursing home; only those Veterans who require nursing care by a registered nurse, qualify to stay at THVC.
Q: Does THVC accept Veterans who are on a ventilator?
A: We do not accept ventilator patients.