The Veterans Home of California–Ventura is located near the gleaming California Pacific Ocean coastline, about an hour’s drive northwest of Los Angeles, 35 miles south of Santa Barbara and a few short minutes off U.S. Highway 101. Ventura is situated between the Ventura River and the Santa Clara River, with soil so fertile that citrus trees grow better in Ventura than anywhere else in the state. The United States Naval Base Ventura County is located close by.
Completed in December 2009, the beautiful Veterans Home of California–Ventura is a 60-bed Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE), also known as assisted living.
All healthcare needs, meals, transportation and activities are provided by the Veterans Home of California–Ventura, in partnership with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.
Ventura and nearby Oxnard, California offer many cultural and educational opportunities for Veterans Home residents and their families to enjoy, including the Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura Harbor Village, Oxnard Heritage Square, the nearby harbors areas of Ventura, Oxnard, Port Hueneme and the Channel Islands – as well as California’s historic Missions and Adobes, golf courses, museums, lovely parks and shopping centers.
The veterans home provides California veterans with a living environment that protects their dignity and contributes to their feeling of self-reliance and self-worth.
Veterans desiring to be considered for admission must be residents of California, age 55 or older (or younger if disabled), and have served honorably.
Modern Living Accomodations
Three meals and snacks daily
Linen and laundry
Transportation to scheduled appointments and outings
Front Lobby Security
24 Hour staff
Full Activity Program including community outings
Full Service Bank
Restaurant Style Dining Room
Private Mail Boxes
Personal assistance and care as needed, with bathing, dressing, medications, and laundry.
Emergency call/response system
Assistance with banking and bill paying
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:
Served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, for other than training purposes, during wartime or peacetime.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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, Ventura Admissions Office 10900 Telephone Road Ventura, CA 93004Toll Free:888-272-2104
Admissions Office Fax:805-659-7559