Serving Eligible Veterans, Their Spouses and Gold Star Parents
Located in beautiful Boulder City, Nevada, the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home is a 180 bed community for veterans, spouses and Gold Star parents. Our home is located 12 miles from Henderson Nevada and is State owned and operated, receiving support from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Our home offers skilled nursing services and a variety of programs including Alzheimer’s and dementia care to enhance the overall quality of life. Services are provided for veterans (both men and women) who have served in one or more conflicts, including World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, or even during peace time. We are dedicated to serving Nevada’s veterans who have earned special recognition through their sacrifices in protecting our Country’s freedoms and individual rights.
What is Skilled Nursing Care?
Skilled nursing care provides 24-hour nursing care. It is more comprehensive than assisted living facility care. Skilled nursing residents have greater access to physicians, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, laboratory, pharmacy and clinical dietary services.
What Makes Our Veterans Home Different?
Care, Cost and Culture define the difference of a State Veterans Home. The Care team is experienced in supporting the history of military service experience of the residents and spouses. The Cost is considerably lower than the standard skilled nursing facility. The Culture of residing with fellow service members and family brings exceptional support to each resident.
Why a Veterans Home Versus a Community Nursing Home?
Care: Our Southern Nevada State Veterans Home has three regulatory agencies; the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the State of Nevada Health Division. Together, these regulatory agencies ensure our veterans receive the best care possible in order to achieve the goal of maintaining or improving the physical and mental health of our residents.
Cost: The cost for a veteran to reside at the Southern Nevada State Veterans home is at $125 dollars a day. The veteran pays for the stay from a variety of revenue sources, to include Medicare/Medicaid, VA compensation, pension, per diem, and private pay sources. This cost compares to an average daily rate of $233-$345 charged by nearby facilities.
Culture: Veterans Homes are operated under a “Person-Centered Care” philosophy; incorporating resident preferences in decision making. Residents play an active role in shaping decisions affecting their lives, not only improving operations but giving veterans, who were leaders in their military lives, the dignity of determining how their care will be provided.
Another important cultural aspect is community involvement. We embrace family and community members into a shared partnership of supporting and caring for residents. We have almost as many volunteers as we do residents. Additionally, where our clinical staff ensures a great quality of care, our volunteers help ensure a great quality of life with activities ranging from crafts to educational classes, and bingo, to outings in the local community, ice cream socials, and theatrical productions. More than 12,000 volunteer hours were logged during 2017.
About 75% of our veteran residents are male, whereas in a non-veteran home the inverse is true. Instead of entering a residence and having to establish relationships with strangers, every new resident has a common tie with all others- the shared experience of service to nation and the bonds of comradeship.
For information on our high quality skilled nursing care with an emphasis on maintaining resident dignity in a home-like environment.
- (702) 332-6784
- FAX (702) 332-6762
- 100 Veterans Memorial Dr. Boulder City, NV 89005
From The Administrator
As the Administrator of the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home (SNSVH), I welcome you on behalf of our team members, volunteers, and residents, and welcome you to the SNSVH Website.
We hope to convey to you how special our Veterans Home is, primarily because of our team’s dedication to our mission. As a team, we all share the responsibility of “Serving Nevada’s Heroes" and we take that responsibility very seriously. We recognize that, as the only State Veterans Home in Nevada, we are unique. We are not governed by a corporate board of directors demanding profits – we are about providing quality nursing care to Nevada’s heroes – our veterans, and we are proud to do just that!
This website contains many helpful resources such as:
Application for Admission
Links to numerous resources for veterans and their families
Linda Gelinger, Administrator
Nevada State Veterans Home is an Award Winning Skilled Facility
- In 2018 U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes awarded the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home with its highest rating possible of 5 Stars, Top Performing in health inspections, nurse staffing and measures of medical quality of care. U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 homes nationwide, in every state, and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. Only 2,005 homes nationwide received the top rating between 4.5 and 5 stars.
- SNSVH maintains a 5-Star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the highest rating possible.
- For six years in a row, SNSVH has received the HealthInsight Quality Award for excellence and exceptional quality care. This award recognizes nursing homes for exceeding and excelling in a number of quality care measures.
- In 2016 three staff members of SNSVH received recognition in the Endeavor Awards Program through the Perry Foundation. Poppy Helgren, R.N., Director of Nursing received “Nurse Leader of the Year,” DiAnn Lawson, Certified Nursing Assistant received “Certified Nursing Assistant" for all southern Nevada facilities and Mary Lambert, Rehab Program Manager for the “Most Extraordinary Therapist.”
- In 2017 two staff members of SNSVH received recognition in the Endeavor Awards Program through the Perry Foundation. Corine Watson, R.N., received “Nurse Leader of the Year,” and Sally Gray, R.N., received “ Distinguished Nurse Educator of the Year” for all southern Nevada skilled nursing facilities.
- In 2018 three staff members of SNSVH received recognition in the Endeavor Awards Program through the Perry Foundation. Linda Gelinger, Administrator, received “Administrator of the Year," Poppy Helgren, RN Director of Nursing, received “Nurse Leader of the Year," DiAnn Lawson, Certified Nursing Assistant, received “Certified Nursing Assistant," for all southern Nevada Skilled Nursing Facilities.
- SNSVH received a deficiency-free rating during its annual VA survey conducted over a three day period, May 16 -18, 2017. To receive a deficiency-free rating is rare as the rigorous VA survey occurs unannounced and it reviews, as well as measures, 158 standards. The survey report found SNSVH was in compliance with all 158 standards and was granted full certification with this distinction for 2017.
- In 2017, 2018, and 2019, the SNSVH Administrator, Linda Gelinger, and Team Members, were honored for the American College of Health Care Administrators Eli Pick Facility Leadership award for top-performance ranking for skilled nursing facility nationwide.
- SNSVH continues to maintain high rankings, in the top 95th percentile, in the Pinnacle Customer Experience program. In 2017, the SNSVH received 12 Best in the Class Awards. In 2018, and 2019, they received 14 Best in the Class Awards out of 16 categories.
- SNSVH obtained certification in the Music and Memory program which has been show to improve the quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia related diseases. The Perry Foundation, through a grant provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, launched the Nevada Music & Memory Initiative to enhance quality of life while reducing the use of anti-psychotic medications
Click here for the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home Fact Sheet