Category Veterans Homes

Redding Veterans Home Celebrates Founder’s Day 2017

by Gary Moore, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Redding Four years ago, CalVet opened the Veterans Home of California in Redding. Since that day, the management and staff have served the men and women veterans who live at the home and their families with the greatest of care, honor and appreciation.

Fresno Veterans Home Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary and 5-Star Rating

by Julie Cusator, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Fresno Four years ago the Fresno Veterans Home welcomed its first two residents. Today, the facility is filled with 300 residents in assisted living, skilled nursing and skilled nursing memory care. The Home also employs close to 500 employees, who provide quality care for our veterans. Our […]

CalVet Newswatch

CalVet Newswatch brings you the latest veteran news from California and beyond, delivered weekly to your inbox and updated daily on CalVet Connect. Scroll down to view highlights of this week’s top articles, or click here to visit our full site. Napa County declares ‘new normal’ as crews beat back wildfires NAPA VALLEY REGISTER — […]

Work of Veteran Artists Showcased During Fleet Week

by Joshua Kiser, Public Information Officer, Veterans Home of California — Yountville Seventy-eight veteran artists share the limelight this week while their work is on display at San Francisco Fleet Week’s 5th Annual Veterans Art Exhibit. Service members from World War II to the present are represented, including 19 residents of the Veterans Home of […]

Eagle Scout Drew Johns makes lasting mark on Redding Veterans Home

By Gary Moore, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Redding Drew Johns is a high school student in Redding, Calif. And while his school mascot is a hornet, Johns has always dreamed of becoming an eagle. He recently achieved that dream, completing a major community service project that earned him the title of Eagle Scout […]

Keeping the West Los Angeles Veterans Home in ship-shape condition

Maintaining the West Los Angeles Veterans Home is no small task. It involves the upkeep and repair for a six-building, 396-bed, state-of-the-art facility, including heating and cooling, plumbing, electrical and physical condition of the buildings. The team responsible for keeping the facility in top condition is the West Los Angeles Plant Operations Team. In an […]

Barstow Veterans Home Jumps to Four-Star Rating

Barstow, CA — The Veterans Home of California – Barstow today received a “Four-Star” rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a two-star increase from its previous rating. CMS created the Quality Rating System, from one to five stars, to help consumers and their families compare nursing homes. “Having CMS increase the […]

CalVet introduces telehealth services at Veterans Homes

In medical fields throughout the world, doctors are able to see more patients and treat them more efficiently thanks to on-screen appointments, interactive patient education and video engagement via a program known as telehealth. Recently, the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) brought this approach to three of its veterans homes in Yountville, Barstow and […]

Home Depot Foundation spruces up Yountville Veterans Home

More than 300 executives, CEOs and business owners teamed up to volunteer for a day-long beautification project recently at CalVet’s Veterans Home in Yountville. Thanks to donations from the Home Depot Foundation, the Tug McGraw Foundation, the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership in Napa, and the local branch of Habitat for Humanity, the volunteers […]

Chula Vista Veterans Home Receives Five-Star Rating

The Veterans Home of California – Chula Vista just received a “Five-Star” rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This is the highest possible rating a nursing home can get. Way to go, Chula Vista Team! “I am extremely proud of the hard work and mission focus of all the staff at […]