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Photos Courtesy of the California Department of Veterans Affairs, taken by Veteran Mr. Lynn Scott

Veterans Home of California, Barstow

The Veterans Home of California, Barstow (VHC-Barstow), is located in the high desert of Southern California, off Interstate 15, midway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas and about 80 miles from the Ontario Airport.

Opened February 1996, VHC-Barstow has the capability to care for 400 elderly or disabled California veterans in two levels of care: Domiciliary (Independent Living) and Intermediate Care. Residents of VHC-Barstow requiring skilled nursing care would have first priority for admission to these services at either the Chula Vista or Yountville Veterans Homes. Acute hospital care is provided at either the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center in Loma Linda for those veterans eligible for VA health care or at the Barstow Community Hospital. Primary medical care is provided to domiciliary residents at the on-site clinic. Contract physicians visit the home regularly to provide primary medical care for intermediate care residents.

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. Nearby Barstow College offers many cultural and educational opportunities for Home residents to enjoy.

To be considered for membership, veterans must be residents of California, be age 62 or older (or younger if disabled), and have served honorably.

Veterans seeking admission should call 1-800-746-0606 or write to:

Veterans Home of California, Barstow
Attn: Admissions
100 E. Veterans Parkway
Barstow, CA 92311

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