Village at Luther Square Admission Policy

When making the admission decision, VALS, since 1906 has endorsed a nondiscriminatory policy as to its operations, such that it shall operate without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, handicap, or payor source.  As a result, VALS has welcomed generations of patients/residents into our holistic care environment.

What you need to be admitted

  • If your loved one is at the hospital or another facility you can have the Social Worker contact the Village admissions department a request a referral. (access to referral link)
  • If your loved one is at home---contact the Village admissions department and they will review and discuss the admissions process.
VALS admission line: 814-452-3271


To qualify for short-term rehabilitation and/or long-term care you need:

  • Physician’s order.
  • Medicare requires a 3 midnight hospital stay.
  • Certain Medicare replacement insurance or commercial insurances will require prior authorization.
  • If there is no traditional payor source, an MA-51 application must be completed by your family or referring physician, and you will need to contact our local Area Agency on Aging, which completes a level of care to make sure you are skilled nursing or long-term care appropriate.

Please contact VALS admissions line at 814-452-3271 for further information, to schedule a tour or to discuss other options. 

Village at Luther Square

149 West 22nd St. 
Erie, PA 16502