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​​​​​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 south.

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 March.



  • 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

  • Weekly housekeeping

  • Linen and laundry services

  • Scheduled transportation


Common Area Amenities:

  • Dining room and social areas

  • Family room with Fire place

  • Self-serve kitchen and eating area

  • Laundry rooms

  • 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


Personal Care and Support:

  • 24-hour personal assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming as needed

  • Medication management

  • 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.

Basic Admission Requirements

Veterans 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:

  1. Served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, for other than training purposes, during wartime or peacetime.

  2. Provide 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).

  3. Discharged or released from active duty honorably or under honorable conditions.

  4. 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.

Additional Requirements, Applicants must:

  1. Test negative for Tuberculosis (TB).

  2. Not require more care and supervision than provided at the Veterans Home of choice.

  3. Not require acute hospitalization at the time of application.

  4. Not have a primary need for acute psychiatric care.

  5. Not 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.

  6. Not be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances.

  7. Be enrolled in a qualified federal, state, or private health insurance plan, or have an application for such a plan pending.

Health Service Plan Requirements

Effective 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 admission.

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 sought."


Veterans Home of California, Redding
3400 Knighton Road
Redding, CA 96002

General Information:

Toll Free: 855-769-5791

Local: 530-224-3300

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