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Pennsylvania Veterans Homes

Serving PA Veterans and Their Spouses

If you served our country, love to show your patriotism and need long-term care, then one of Pennsylvania's six Veterans Homes is the ideal place for you and/or your spouse to call home. Our favorite “colors” are Red, White and Blue, and we believe that every veteran who lives here is a celebrated American hero. 

That is because Pennsylvania’s Veterans Homes, operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, exists to care for, honor and respect residents for serving our country and protecting our freedom. 




Locations

Located throughout the state to accommodate veterans from every region, our Veterans Homes provide varying levels of care to meet your personal health care needs. Our clinical and professional staffs hold veterans in high regard, and many of them are veterans, too. Explore our six homes here:

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Delaware Valley Veterans' Home, Philadelphia (Philadelphia County)

Follow the path of small American flags right up to the front door of the Delaware Valley Veterans’ Home (DVVH) and walk right into the perfect home for any veteran looking to stay connected to their military roots. Located in northeast Philadelphia, adjacent to the 275-acre Benjamin Rush State Park and directly across the street from the PA National Guard’s Southampton Armory, DVVH showcases a patriotic theme inside and out. Yet flags, murals and displays are not the only way our residents are honored.

​Gino J. Merli Veterans' Center, Scranton (Lackawanna County)

Named after a WWII hero from northeastern Pennsylvania who received the Medal of Honor, the Gino J. Merli Veterans’ Center (GMVC), located in downtown Scranton, exudes patriotism inside and out. Visitors to GMVC are greeted by statues depicting the five branches of the Armed Forces. Not far from the statues rests the Carol Ann Drazba Memorial, a tribute to one of eight nurses killed during the Vietnam War. The memorial is a perpetual reminder that Gino Merli never forgets those from Pennsylvania who served and sacrificed. Inside, current residents are honored every day, through the Wall of Honor display, an exhibit of photos depicting residents in their military uniforms while serving our country. The nearby Tags of Freedom display also serves as a lasting reminder of the men and women who once called GMVC their home.

Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home, Hollidaysburg (Blair County)

Located near Altoona in Duncansville, the Hollidaysburg Veterans’ Home (HVH) is the largest of six veterans homes in the commonwealth. The home rests on 326 acres located along the main Allegheny Mountain ridge, providing a domain that is easily accessible by family and friends, yet offers enough isolation that our residents can enjoy tranquil, scenic living.

Pennsylvania Soldiers' & Sailors' Home, Erie (Erie County)

The Pennsylvania Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home (PSSH) in Erie is the oldest of the six veterans homes, having served as an important historic marker throughout Erie County since it opened in 1886. The home rests on 26 acres overlooking beautiful Lake Erie, but you can’t walk far before coming across a symbol of the lives sacrificed and freedoms fought for. Whether it is the Major General "Mad Anthony" Wayne Blockhouse, Avenue of Flags depicting each of the five military branches or the landmark Civil War cannon, anyone visiting the home is reminded that American heroes have made the PSSH their home for more than a century. 


Southeastern Veterans' Center, Spring City (Chester County)

Situated along the Schuylkill River in Spring City, the Southeastern Veterans’ Center (SEVC) provides peaceful, scenic living, while only 45 minutes from downtown Philadelphia. Dozens of American flags line both sides of the drive leading up to the entrance of the SEVC, culminating with even more flags representing each branch of military service. The patriotic theme of our home continues throughout the inside of the building with military artwork and displays, reminding every resident that they are celebrated every day for their service and sacrifice.

Southwestern Veterans' Center, Pittsburgh (Allegheny County)

Situated less than 10 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, the Southwestern Veterans’ Center (SWVC) is far enough from the city that residents can enjoy a quiet, tranquil living, but is only a short drive away from all the history, culture and entertainment a large city has to offer.

Before ever setting foot into the home visitors are greeted with by an island of American flags prominently flying high at the main entrance as if they are waving and welcoming veterans and their families. The patriotic feel continues throughout the inside of the home, highlighted by a hallway lined by military photos and a Purple Heart mural in the activities room that reminds everyone that heroes live here.

Snapshot of Care

Pennsylvania’s Veterans Homes provide residents with the care and support they need in order to live an active and healthy life with as much independence as possible. The Veterans Homes offer levels of care tailored to the specific health needs of our residents and are supplemented with an array of clinical services that include: medical, clinical and nursing services; drug and nutritional therapy; rehabilitative services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and recreational therapy; dental services; and social services. Below are the specific levels of care available at each Veterans Home.



Delaware Valley Veterans' Home
Gino J. Merli Veterans' Home
Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home
PA Soldiers' and Sailors' Home
Southeastern Veterans' Center
Southwestern Veterans' Center
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Honoring Our Heroes

I have a lot of friends here. I couldn't be in a better spot. The staff is great and the food is wonderful. 
-Paul , PSSH Resident

6
Veterans Homes Located
Across Pennsylvania

1,300+
Number of Residents we
Serve in Our Homes

2,000+
Dedicated Clinical and
Professional Staff
100,000
Hours Donated 
by 2,993 Volunteers

Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.”

Abraham Lincoln
American statesman and lawyer
served as the 16th president of the United States