Jan 30, 2014 4:17 PM
The Redding and Fresno Veterans homes of California are preparing to open Skilled Nursing Facilities and are hiring employees to manage the high levels of care CalVet demands for veterans.
“To open these facilities, we need employees at every level including a Deputy Secretary; Administrators, Nursing Home Administrators, Dieticians, Therapist, all degrees of Nurses, and support staff,” said CalVet Veterans Homes Undersecretary Diane Vanderpot. “It would be wonderful if we could find eligible veterans.”
The first Veterans Home in California was established in Yountville in1884 for Civil War veterans and will celebrate its 130th year of operation this year. CalVet operates Skilled Nursing Facilities for veterans at Barstow, Chula Vista, West Los Angeles, and Yountville and recruits regularly in those areas as well.
Job listings can be found at www.calvet.ca.gov/AboutUs/Jobs and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Veterans who are age 55 and above and discharged from active military service under honorable conditions, are eligible to apply for admission. The age requirement is waived for disabled or homeless veterans needing long-term care. Information regarding the veterans’ homes can be found online at http://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetHomes