Veterans Homes of California

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The mission of the CalVet Homes is "to provide the state's aged or disabled veterans with rehabilitative, residential, and medical care and services in a home-like environment." This mission acknowledges the tremendous sacrifice California veterans have made and recognizes them for their noble service to our nation.

Veterans who are age 55 and above and discharged from active military service under honorable conditions, are eligible to apply for admission. The age requirement is waived for disabled or homeless veterans needing long-term care.

For more information, visit the CalVet Veterans Homes page here.

Veterans Homes Of California Application

 


 

The Veterans Home of California Barstow

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The Veterans Home of California – Barstow is located in the high desert of Southern California, off Interstate 15, midway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas and only an hour’s drive from the Ontario Airport.

Opened in February 1996, the Veterans Home of California – Barstow has the capability to care for 400 elderly or disabled California veterans in two levels of care: Domiciliary (Independent Living) and Intermediate Care. Residents of VHC – Barstow requiring skilled nursing care would have first priority for admission to these services at either the Chula Vista or Yountville Veterans Homes. Acute hospital care is provided at either the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Loma Linda for those veterans eligible for VA care or at the Barstow Community Hospital. Primary medical care is provided to domiciliary residents at the on-site clinic. For intermediate care residents, contract physicians who visit the home regularly provide this care.

The veteran’s home provides California veterans with a living environment that protects their dignity and contributes to their feeling of self-reliance and self-worth. Nearby Barstow College offers many cultural and educational opportunities for Home residents to enjoy. Veterans desiring to be considered for membership must be residents of California, age 62 or older (or younger if disabled), and have served honorable.

Veterans seeking admission should call 1-800-404-8387 or write :

Veterans Home of California
Attn: Admissions
100 East Veterans Parkway
Barstow, CA 92311


 

Veterans Home of California Chula Vista

Veterans Home Chula Vista

The Veterans Home of California – Chula Vista is located on a 30-acre site off Telegraph Canyon Road, adjacent to Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, The Veterans Home of California – Chula Vista is the only veterans home located in coastal, urban Southern California. With views of the Pacific Ocean and downtown San Diego, Veterans Home California – Chula Vista’s location provides residents with numerous cultural and recreational opportunities.

Completed in May 2000, the Veterans Home of California Chula Vista is a 400 bed long-term care facility providing options for Domiciliary – Independent Living, Licensed Residential, and Skilled Nursing Care. Employed physicians provide medical care in both the licensed outpatient clinic and the inpatient skilled nursing settings. Acute care is provided at either the La Jolla U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, or the nearby Sharp Hospital in Chula Vista.

Veterans seeking admission should call 1-800-404-8387 or write to:

Veterans Home of California
Attn: Admissions
700 East Naples Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911


Veterans Home of California Lancaster

Veterans Home Lancaster

The William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home of California–Lancaster is located in the picturesque high-desert area of Southern California, just off the Antelope Valley Freeway (State Route 14), and only an hour’s drive north from the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. Lancaster boasts one of California's most abundant fields of the vibrant orange poppies that are California's state flower. Edwards Air Force Base, famous for its Space Shuttle landings, is located close by.

Completed in November 2009, the beautiful William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home of California–Lancaster is a 60-bed Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE), also known as assisted living.

All healthcare needs, meals, transportation and activities are provided by the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home of California –Lancaster, in partnership with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.

Veterans seeking admission should call 1-800-404-8387 or write to:

Veterans Home of California, Lancaster
Admissions Office
45221 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA. 93536


Veterans Home of California West Los Angeles

Veterans Home West Los Angeles

The Veterans Home of California – West Los Angeles is located in one of the most famous counties in the world, the beautiful, new Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles is the largest Veterans Home of California in the County of Los Angeles. In a region renowned for abundant sunshine and beautiful year-round weather, the Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles is just minutes from the scenic Pacific Ocean, historical Downtown Los Angeles, legendary Hollywood and the beautiful San Fernando Valley.

Completed in September 2010, the beautiful Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles is located at 11500 Nimitz Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049 and is a 396-bed, state-of-the-art, long-term healthcare facility for California's Veterans. The Home offers the following levels of excellent healthcare: An 84-bed Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE), also known as assisted living, opened in October, 2010 A 252-bed Skilled Nursing Facility is estimated to open in the winter of 2011 A 60-bed Alzheimer's/dementia, or "Memory Care" unit, is estimated to open following the Skilled Nursing Facility

Veterans seeking admission should call 1-800-404-8387 or write to:

Veterans Home of California, West Los Angeles
Admissions Office
11500 Nimitz Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90049-4704


 

Veterans Home of California Ventura 

Veterans Home Ventura

 The Veterans Home of California–Ventura is located near the gleaming California Pacific Ocean coastline, about an hour’s drive northwest of Los Angeles, 35 miles south of Santa Barbara and a few short minutes off U.S. Highway 101. Ventura is situated between the Ventura River and the Santa Clara River, with soil so fertile that citrus trees grow better in Ventura than anywhere else in the state. The United States Naval Base Ventura County is located close by. Completed in December 2009, the beautiful Veterans Home of California–Ventura is a 60-bed Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE), also known as assisted living.

All healthcare needs, meals, transportation and activities are provided by the Veterans Home of California–Ventura, in partnership with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.

Ventura and nearby Oxnard, California offer many cultural and educational opportunities for Veterans Home residents and their families to enjoy, including the Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura Harbor Village, Oxnard Heritage Square, the nearby harbors areas of Ventura, Oxnard, Port Hueneme and the Channel Islands – as well as California’s historic Missions and Adobes, golf courses, museums, lovely parks and shopping centers.

Veterans seeking admission should call 1-800-404-8387 or write to:

Veterans Home of California, Ventura
Admissions Office
10900 Telephone Road
Ventura, CA 93004


 

Veterans Home of California Yountville

Veterans Home Yountsville

 

The Veterans Home of California - Yountville is located in the heart of scenic Napa Valley, the home is a community of and for veterans. Some 1,100 veterans (both men and women) live at the home. Founded in 1884, VHC - Yountville is the largest veteran’s home in the United States. It provides residential accommodations and a wealth of recreational, social, and therapeutic activities for independent living, including: a 1,200 seat theater, 9 hole golf course, 35,000 volume library, creative arts center, swimming pool and fitness center, resident-operated television station, baseball stadium, RV park, bowling lanes, auto hobby shop, a base exchange store, chapel and coffee shop. The Veterans Home of Yountville also offers Residential Care (assisted living Veterans seeking admission should call 1-800-404-8387 or write and send the enclosed application to:) capacity and tree levels of inpatient health care: Intermediate Care, Skilled Nursing Care, and General Acute Care. General acute care is also provided at Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa, St. Helena Hospital in St. Helena, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco. Veterans desiring to be considered for membership must be residents of California, age 62 or older (or younger if disabled), and have served honorable.

Veterans seeking admission should call 1-800-404-8387 or write and send the enclosed application to:

Veterans Home of California

Attn: Admissions
180 California Drive
P.O. Box 1200
Yountville, CA 94599


 

New Veterans Homes

Why build in Fresno and Redding?

Fresno and Redding are both population and healthcare hubs of their under-served regions. The USDVA State Homes Grant Program has accepted grant applications for both Homes. The Legislature made sufficient funds available in 2004, but required that the funding for the Los Angeles area projects be assured before development of these projects can fully begin.

Applying to the Veterans Home of Redding or Fresno

The application package for admission to the California Veterans Home campuses to be constructed in Redding and Fresno are not yet available. CalVet will accept a Statement of Intent to Apply from veterans who intend to apply for admission. If you submit a Statement of Intent to Apply, you are not obligated to apply when application packages become available.

Fresno and Redding



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