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The City of Fresno is located in the heart of the state in the fertile San Joaquin Valley.   From the agricultural fields on the valley floor to the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Fresno area truly offers something for everyone.

Fresno is the fifth largest city in the state of California.  Centrally located, Fresno is the financial, industrial, trade, and commercial capital in the Central San Joaquin Valley.   This dynamic city is the hub of a region rich in heritage, resources, and people.  Fresno is a unique mixture of more than 80 different nationalities.   The various cultures that make up the community of Fresno are much like mosaic pieces that together make a beautiful picture.  

With a population of over 480,000, many consider Fresno to be the perfect size—offering the best of urban amenities and opportunities with the unique charms and easy living of a small town.  There are many wonderful cultural and recreational experiences available in, or near, the city of Fresno, with just  a few listed here:

The Big Fresno Fair – Annual 12 day event

Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Chukchansi Park – Home of the Fresno Grizzly's Baseball Team

Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art and Science

Woodward Park

Yosemite National Park

​With the coast and the mountains just a couple of hours away, lakes and foothills nearby, Fresno really is region central for California. There is plenty to do, see, and be a part of in Fresno!

The Veterans Home of California – Fresno is a 300-bed, long-term care facility located on 30 acres. The Fresno Veterans Home opened in October 2013, and currently offers the assisted living level of care, skilled nursing and skilled nursing memory care. VHC-Fresno provides continuity in the lives of residents in a homelike atmosphere.



  • Private single rooms with private bathroom

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

  • Residential Care Coordinator on staff

  • Professional dietary consultant on staff

  • Housekeeping services

  • Linen and laundry services

  • Scheduled transportation

  • Daily Activities

  • On-site General Practitioner Medical Clinic

  • On-site Rehabilitation/Occupational/Speech Therapy


Common Area Amenities:

  • Dining room and social areas

  • Available kitchenette and family eating area

  • Laundry rooms

  • Mail-delivery area with private mailboxes

  • Barbershop

  • Banking/ATM

  • General Store

  • Chapel with Chaplain

  • Outdoor Activities/Sports: Putting Green, Bocce Ball, Shuffle Board

  • Outdoor Covered Patios

  • Self Parking


Personal Care and Support:

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

  • Medication management

  • Memory Care

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

  • Maintenance or supervision of resident cash resources

  • Emergency alert/response system

  • Family Visitation

  • 24 hour Security


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."



Home Administrator

Lawrence Imperial 

Lawrence Imperial

Veterans Home of California, Fresno
2811 West California Avenue
Fresno, CA 93706

General Information:

Toll Free: 855-769-5792

Local: 559-493-4400

Admissions Office:


Admissions Office Fax:



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