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​​Located in one of the most famous counties in the world, the beautiful Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles is the largest Veterans Home in the County of Los Angeles. In a region renowned for abundant sunshine and beautiful year-round weather, the Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles is just minutes from the scenic Pacific Ocean, historical Downtown Los Angeles, legendary Hollywood and the beautiful San Fernando Valley.

Completed in September 2010, the beautiful Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles is located at 11500 Nimitz Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049 and is a 396-bed, state-of-the-art, long-term healthcare facility for California's Veterans.

In close proximity to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the Federal Building on famous Wilshire Boulevard, and an extraordinary array of museums, movie theaters, arts and cultural activities, galleries, shopping centers, restaurants, libraries, parks, beaches, family-friendly events and activities for all age groups, the West Los Angeles location offers Veteran residents and their families a wealth of cultural, social and recreational landmarks and opportunities.

Adjacent to the Memory Care unit is a beautiful, open-air garden with a cozy seating area where Veteran residents can enjoy being outdoors in a safe and comfortable environment. The first garden of its kind at the Veterans Homes of California, this outside oasis is adorned with lovely trees and landscaping which makes this garden a lush and peaceful location for rest or relaxation, or a perfect spot to visit with other Veteran residents, friends or family members. The beauty of outdoor plants makes this special garden a tranquil retreat that residents of the Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles will come to love and enjoy.

Veterans desiring to be considered for admission must be residents of California, age 55 or older (or younger if disabled), and have served honorably.​

 

The Home offers the following levels of healthcare:

  • An 84-bed Residential Care Facility (assisted living) for the Elderly (RCFE).

  • A 252-bed Skilled Nursing Facility

  • A 30-bed Memory Care unit

  • An 84-bed Transitional Housing Program through partnership with the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Services:

  • 24-hour services of licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants

  • All meals provided: Three meals a day and between-meal  and evening snacks

  • Residential Care Coordinator on staff

  • Professional dietary consultant on staff

  • Weekly housekeeping

  • Linen and laundry services

  • On-site banking services.  Maintenance or supervision of resident cash resources.

  • Scheduled transportation to medical appointments and off-site activities

Common Area Amenities:

  • Dining room and social areas

  • Beautiful outdoor patio

  • Family room with self-serve kitchen and eating area

  • Laundry rooms

  • Multi-purpose room

  • Libraries

  • Mail-delivery area with personal mail boxes

Personal Care and Support:

  • 24-hour personal assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming as needed (at Skilled level)

  • Medication management

  • Clinical dietary services

  • Bedside care and tray service for minor, temporary illness or recovery from surgery

  • Maintenance or supervision of resident cash resources

  • Emergency alert/response system

  • Optical care, dental care and podiatry services

  • Restorative Therapy Center

  • Opportunities for worship for all denominations through the Chaplaincy Program

  • A living environment that contributes to residents' feelings of self-reliance and self-worth

  • Levels of care that provide continuity in the lives of residents in a homelike atmosphere of dignity and respect.

 

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, West Los Angeles
11500 Nimitz Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049-4704

General Information:

Toll Free: 877-605-1332

Local: 424-832-8200

Admissions Office:

424-832-8203
424-832-8202
424-832-8301
424-832-8307

Admissions Office Fax:

424-832-8205

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