CalVet earned top-100 rankings for five Veterans Homes according to the latest article published this month in U.S. News & World Report out of 1,400 Medicare-certified Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) in the state.
The ratings identify 139 top nursing homes for the 2018-19 year. A total of 1,199 nursing homes were evaluated in this study throughout California.
CalVet operates five Medicare-certified SNFs across the state in Barstow, Chula Vista, Fresno, Redding and Yountville, and each was listed by this national publication. Furthermore, all five homes received ‘high-performing’ notations for their overall rating or short-stay rating.
“CalVet maintains our standing as operators of one of the finest health systems in America for 2019,” said Thomas Bucci, CalVet Director of Long-Term Care. “Our employees’ hard work and ever-increasing standards led to these great rankings and I thank them for what they do day-in and day-out for the 2,400 veterans entrusted to our care in our Homes.”
Bucci noted that the CalVet Home in West Los Angeles should join the list soon once a CMS survey from the California Department of Public Health is complete. The West L.A. Home has 320 beds in its skilled nursing facility.
Veterans Home of California – Barstow
Opened February 1996, the Veterans Home in Barstow is a 220-bed facility providing options for independent living for senior and disabled veterans, intermediate care and skilled nursing care.
Veterans Home of California – Chula Vista
Completed in May 2000, the Veterans Home in Chula Vista is a 305-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.
Veterans Home of California – Fresno
The Home in Fresno is a 300-bed, long-term care facility located on 30 acres in the fifth-largest city in the state. The Home opened in October 2013, and currently offers the assisted living level of care, skilled nursing and skilled nursing memory care.
Veterans Home of California – Redding
The home in Redding is a 150-bed, long term care facility located in the heart of the beautiful Northern Sacramento Valley. The Home provides veterans with two levels of care including residential care and skilled nursing care.
Veterans Home of California – Yountville
Located in the heart of scenic Napa Valley, the Veterans Home in Yountville is the oldest and largest veterans home in the nation. Founded in 1884, the 1,120-bed Home offers residential accommodations with a wealth of recreational, social, and therapeutic activities for independent living. Facilities on the 900-acre campus include residential care for the Elderly, intermediate care, skilled nursing care, and memory care for residents.
CalVet also operates homes in Ventura and Lancaster, which specialize in residential care. Learn more about the Homes by visiting: www.calvet.ca.gov/calvet-programs/veteran-homes
Overall, more than 15,000 nursing homes were included in U.S. News’ ratings nationwide. You can read U.S. News’ methodology on how overall ratings and short-stay ratings are calculated here.