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Veterans residing in the state who are 65 years of age or older, have been a resident of the state continuously for more than one year immediately preceding application for admission, and who are in need of residence at the home because of physical disability or other reasons, are eligible for admission to the Alaska Veterans and Pioneers Home under conditions prescribed in regulations.
Waiting periods vary according to level of care and bed availability.
Monthly fees are based on ability to pay and cover the provision of housing, meals, emergency assistance, opportunity for recreation, and a package of more comprehensive services depending on the resident’s assessed level of care.
Residents are expected to provide their own clothing and personal care items.

Application Process

Applications are available online at the Division of Alaska Pioneer Homes Website, at the Pioneer Homes located in Ketchikan, Sitka, Juneau, Anchorage, Palmer or Fairbanks, or from the Division central office located in suite 757 on the 7th floor of the State Office Building in Juneau. You may also request an application be mailed to you by contacting the Division at 1-888-355-3117.

Structure & Governing Board

The governing body of the Alaska Veterans and Pioneers Home is made up of the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Social Services, the Director of the Division of Alaska Pioneer Homes and the Administrator of the Home. The Pioneer Homes Advisory Board serves in a consulting capacity and makes recommendations to the Governor on behalf of the Pioneer Homes. The Advisory Board consists of the following: five members from citizens of the state, one member who is a veteran of active service in the Armed Forces of the United States, including the Alaska National Guard or the Alaska Territorial Guard, one member who is chair of the Alaska Commission on Aging, and one member who is the chair of the Alaska Veterans Advisory Council.

Services Provided

Housing, meals, emergency assistance, and opportunities for recreation. As stated in the resident’s assisted living plan, staff assistance, including assistance with activities of daily living, medication administration, and health-related services. The resident may receive assistance throughout a 24-hour day, including the provision of care in a transitional or end of life setting. Dispensing medications and pharmacist consultation services are also provided.

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