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Nevada State Veterans Home - Boulder City
by Gary Bermeosolo, NFA
Boulder City became home to Nevada’s first State
Veterans Home in 2002. However, the State Veterans Home
Program dates back to 1868, when Homes were established
to care for disabled Union soldiers. What’s thought to be the
Country’s first federal grant-in-aid program began in 1888 to
help support these Homes. Over the years, the Program has
grown to 137 Homes in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
In 1993, Nevada enacted legislation to create the Nevada
State Veterans Home (NSVH) and, after nine years of
planning and construction, the Home admitted its first resident
on August 12, 2002.
Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) assists
Veterans Homes through construction grants and per diem
payments. VA grants fund up to 65% of constructing Homes
and per diem payments cover up to 50% of a veteran’s costs.
Accepting Boulder City’s invitation to locate Nevada’s
first State Veterans Home here was a great decision. Boulder
City has a long-standing tradition of supporting veterans and
we have always felt welcomed here. NSVH residents are
treated like the American heroes they are whenever they’re
out-and-about, and of course, the Home’s residents benefit
from the countless hours of time and talent Boulder City
volunteers donate to the Home. Our partnership with the
Boulder City community is evident at events such as the
Home’s annual Open House, hosted by the Boulder City
Chamber of Commerce. We have also been recognized as
one of Boulder City’s largest employers, with 234 employees.
Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of
skilled nursing care, with an emphasis on maintaining resident
dignity in a home-like environment. Within our 82,000 square
foot facility, our Home accommodates up to 180 residents
throughout three Neighborhoods, including one Neighborhood
offering secured care for those with Alzheimer’s and other
dementia related illnesses.
Our services include physical, occupational, and speech
therapy; dental, and podiatry care programs; IV therapy; end-
of-life programs; laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, dietary,
social, and spiritual services. These services are offered
on-site for the convenience of our residents so they can spend
less time being a “patient” and more time enjoying life.
Our Home also offers residents a variety of programs
and services designed to enhance their overall quality of day-
to-day life. Some of these offerings include a vibrant
Activities Department, with seven full-time activity aids
assisting residents with numerous on and off-site activities;
a non-denominational Chaplaincy Program, designed to meet
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