For information about COVID-19 at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home (SNSVH), call the COVID-19 Update Line at (702) 332-6705.
Learn about our Send a Smile campaign and how you can help the residents and staff at our State Veterans Homes.
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services is pleased to offer an on-site Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Academy. The program is free for participants and provides potential CNA job opportunities at the SNSVH. Click HERE for information, eligibility and application process.
Serving Eligible Veterans, Their Spouses and Gold Star Parents
Located in beautiful Boulder City, Nevada, the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home (SNSVH) 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, seven days a week. 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.
- Phone: (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 one of only two State Veterans Home in Nevada, we are somewhat unique. Our homes 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:
Eli Quinones, Administrator
Bolder City Review: “New veterans home administrator aims to serve residents, community" Eli Quinones
Photo Credit: (Celia Shortt Goodyear/Boulder City Review) Eli Quinones is the new administrator of the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City. He started his position May 1, 2020 and replaced Linda Gelinger, who retired after 51 years of service.
Family Connections Task Force
The Family Connections Task Force was created by the Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) in August 2020. This interagency team was tasked with responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and the isolation some veterans are facing. The overall goal is to foster healthy and positive relationships between veterans living in community settings or confined to their home with their family members. Family members are thought to only be blood related. For this program, family is interpreted as those who offer love, support, dependability, and compassion. Families can be made of old friends, community members, and for the veterans living in care, it is the employees that never fail to assist when needed. This Task Force hopes to serve as a resource for veterans and their family members looking for ways to stay involved in each other’s lives during this time of isolation. All our members pour their hearts into their work so Nevada’s heroes will experience a higher quality of life and an increase in morale.
Also, because of the Task Force, a partnership with UNR’s NEST Collaborative was developed and led to the creation of the Heroes for Heroes program. Visit the Heroes for Heroes page for more information. You may also contact Rachel Jelenic at (775) 825-9849 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on Heroes for Heroes or the Family Connections Task Force.
• UNR’s Nevada Caregiver Support Center
• Avalon Healthcare Group
• Strategic Progress
• Nevada AARP
• Dementia Friendly Nevada
• UNR’s Dementia Engagement, Education and Research Program
• Helping Hands of Vegas Valley
• Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
• Lady Vets
• The Nevada Ensures Support Together (NEST) Collaborative
• Several community members
• Northern and Southern State Veterans Homes