With its natural beauty, abundance of recreational
opportunities, and excellent quality of life, Redding combines the ambiance of
a small town with the amenities of a large city.
Redding is located in Northern California, just south of Shasta
Lake, nestled between the Cascades and the Trinity Alps, serving the adjacent
counties of Tehama, Trinity and Siskiyou. The Pacific Ocean is a 3 hour drive to the west, Reno, NV is a 3 hour
drive to the east and the San Francisco Bay area is a 4 hour drive to the
The Redding and Shasta County area has been selected by The Searchers, a
nationally renowned data research company, as one of the best places in the
country to retire. The quality of life, clean air, low crime rate and
affordability of housing are just a few of the 70-plus sets of criteria used in
its determination. Also noted are a vast array of recreational opportunities,
excellent medical facilities, and social activities that would enhance anyone’s
retirement plans. There are 12 major
shopping destinations in the Redding area, including two enclosed malls, nine
major shopping centers, and a factory outlet center.
Climatologists describe the climate in the Redding area as Mediterranean, with
hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Average high temperatures during July
and August frequently exceed 90 degrees but drop to the low 50’s in winter.
Annual rainfall averages 33 inches, most of which falls between November and
Single occupancy room with desk, TV, recliner
All meals provided: Three meals a day and between-meal snacks
Residential Care Coordinator on staff
Professional dietary consultant on staff
Linen and laundry services
Dining room and social areas
Family room with Fire place
Self-serve kitchen and eating area
Library, quiet Reading rooms
Recreation areas ( BBQ, Putting greens, bocce ball, shuffle board and horse shoe pit)
Main Street: General Store, Barber shop, Postal Office, Bank
Hall of Honors – a Corner of the facility dedicated to nostalgic pictures, stories and static display material
Resident Gardening areas
Putting Greens, Shuffleboard Court, Horseshoe pit and a Bocce Ball Court, Ping Pong Table, video games
24-hour personal assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming as needed
Bedside care and tray service for minor, temporary illness or recovery from surgery
Maintenance or supervision of resident cash resources
Emergency alert/response system
All Members will be afforded single occupancy rooms. The levels of care include Residential Care for the Elderly (RCFE) , Skilled Nursing and Memory Care.
who are age 55 and above are eligible to apply for admission. The age
requirement is waived for disabled or homeless veterans needing
long-term care. You must also meet the following requirements:
Served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, for other than training purposes, during wartime or peacetime.
proof of military service by submitting a DD 214, or obtaining proof
through the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) or the United States
Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA).
Discharged or released from active duty honorably or under honorable conditions.
California resident at the time of application for admission. Note: Medal of Honor recipients, Ex-POW's and wartime veterans are given priority for admission over peacetime veterans.
Test negative for Tuberculosis (TB).
Not require more care and supervision than provided at the Veterans Home of choice.
Not require acute hospitalization at the time of application.
Not have a primary need for acute psychiatric care.
have a past history of violence, mental illness, or a criminal record
that would create a risk to yourself or other residents of
the Veterans Home of California.
Not be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances.
Be enrolled in a qualified federal, state, or private health insurance plan, or have an application for such a plan pending.
February 26, 2009, Department regulations, in compliance with the
CalVet Board policy C-12, will require applicants to the Veterans Homes
of California to participate in a qualified health service plan that
provides access to preventive, acute and long-term health care services
in the geographical area of the Home for which admission is sought or
have an application pending for such coverage as a condition of
The regulation states: "e) Before a veteran applicant
may be admitted to the Home, he or she must be participating in a
qualified federal, state or private health service plan, a United States
Department of Veterans Affairs medical program, or have an application
pending for such coverage. A non-veteran applicant must be participating
in a qualified federal, state, or private health service plan to be
admitted to the Home. For purposes of this regulation, a qualified
federal, state, or private health service plan means one that provides
access to preventive (ambulatory care), acute and long-term health care
services in the geographical area of the Home for which admission is
Veterans Home of California, Redding3400 Knighton RoadRedding, CA 96002
Toll Free: 855-769-5791
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Veterans Home of California - Redding