• Christmas at VA medical centers

    VA employees at medical centers deliver Christmas gifts and good cheer to Veterans living in their Community Living Centers (nursing homes) and elsewhere.

  • Hallways smart location for seniors’ fitness programs

    Northport VA staff has a team approach that includes medical providers and staff who use the CLC hallways for Veteran’s fitness programs.

  • 12 reasons to consider a VA career as a long-term care nurse

    Working as a long-term care nurse at VA, you’ll help provide a home away from home for Veterans needing around-the-clock skilled nursing care.

  • VA priority: Vaccinating Veterans in CLCs

    Residents of VA’s 134 nursing homes who are older and may have complex health conditions remain a priority for COVID-19 vaccination. VA’s goal is to vaccinate every Veteran who wants one.

  • Helping older Veterans stay safe and healthy

    Over half our nation’s Veterans are over 65. VA’s Geriatric and Extended Care website has been refreshed and updated. It is a one-stop resource for Veterans and their caregivers.

  • VA honors hospitalized Veterans during National Salute to Veteran Patients week

    During National Salute, VA invites individuals, Veterans groups, military personnel, civic organizations, businesses, schools, and celebrities to participate in activities at VA medical centers.

  • VA releases health care inspection reports and staffing data for its 134 community living centers

    The overall star rating for VA’s nursing homes compared to private sector nursing homes rated by the CMS shows that VA has a significantly lower percentage of one-star, or lowest rated, facilities.

  • The truth about VA nursing homes

    At VA, we welcome oversight because we know it makes us better, but this particular issue has been clouded by false statements, misinformation and hyperbole – doing a disservice to the Veterans and taxpayers VA is charged with serving.

  • VA extends record of transparency with first-ever posting of annual nursing home ratings

    The overall star rating of VA’s nursing homes compared to 15,487 private sector nursing homes rated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that VA has 31.4 percent less one-star, or lowest rated, facilities than the rest of the nation.

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