Category Veterans Homes

NFL teams leave lasting memories for our veterans

There’s nothing better than seeing our veterans earn praise and recognition from those they admire. Several of our residents from our Northern and Southern California Veterans Homes had the opportunity to meet and share stories with some of their team’s favorite players this month during three special events. On Aug. 2, a handful of residents from […]

“Last Rosie the Riveter” visits Chula Vista Veterans Home

Elinor Otto, known as the “Last Rosie the Riveter,” visited residents at the Veterans Home of California — Chula Vista on Saturday. Otto, 98, spoke about her experience working at Rohr Aircraft Corp. in Chula Vista during World War II. Read more about her fascinating story in the San Diego Union-Tribune. CalVet operates eight veterans homes, […]

Veterans Home residents offer thanks to emergency responders

The residents of our Redding Veterans Home made time this week to show their appreciation for all of the first responders working on the front lines of the Carr Fire, which has consumed more than 121,000 acres. “We are so thankful for the hard work and dedication of our first responders.  They have truly gone […]

CalVet closely monitoring the Carr Fire

Calvet is closely monitoring progress of the Carr Fire and its potential impacts on the Veterans Home of California — Redding and the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo. We will update this page as new information becomes available. 11:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6 As of this morning, Cal Fire is reporting the Carr Fire […]

Lancaster TV Station Spotlights Veterans Home

Our Lancaster Veterans Home was recently featured on local cable access channel, LTV, as part of the City of Lancaster’s True Community project. We’re proud of the excellent quality of care and friendly environment that the Lancaster home provides for its 60 residents. Watch the video to learn more. CalVet provides housing and care for about 2,200 […]

Remembering the late Philip Stern, renowned photographer and World War II veteran

Philip Stern was best known for his iconic images of Hollywood celebrities, such as James Dean and Marilyn Monroe, and jazz greats, including Billie Holiday, Harry Belafonte and Duke Ellington. The new book, “Snapdragon,” reveals a lesser known part of Stern’s life, providing first-hand accounts of his experience as a World War II combat photographer […]

Celebrating Flag Day, 2018

For the past 241 years, the modern American flag with 50 stars and 13 red and white stripes has represented everything we’ve known and come to love about the United States. In fact, Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes flag in the First Flag Resolution of 1777. It wasn’t until 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson […]

Patient care gets a boost from technology at California Veterans Homes

In skilled nursing facilities, it’s the human touch that makes all the difference in a patient’s experience.  Yet even in this high-touch field, technology can make a significant positive impact. That’s the case for California’s Veterans Homes, where a new, automated drug-delivery system is helping to improve efficiency, reduce waste and assure patient safety.

CalVet welcomes new administrator at Yountville Veterans Home

Frederick Just, of Riverside, joins CalVet as the new administrator of our flagship facility, the California Veterans Home at Yountville. “I’m thrilled to get started. I look forward to creating an environment for everyone to succeed and to provide the highest quality of care that we possibly can,” Just said. He has spent much of […]

CalVet employee receives prestigious Outstanding Caregiver Award

by Gary Moore, Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Redding People who know Nicole Ellis describe her as dedicated, compassionate and caring. Those words are commonly used in reference to CalVet’s nursing staff, however, Ellis is known for going above and beyond the norm. That is why it comes as no surprise that she was […]