Bruce McCandless Veterans Community Living Center at Florence

IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE: In order to protect our residents, we ask that you do not visit any of our Veterans Community Living Centers at this time. Only essential indviduals are currently allowed to enter. We appreciate your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please call any VCLC facility by phone.

The Bruce McCandless Veterans Community Living Center at Florence is a proud member of the registry of the Eden Alternative, a nonprofit organization promoting quality of life in long-term care environments. Our “Eden” mission is to honor and respect those living and working in our home through companionship, empowerment and individualized care while providing a comfortable and safe place to live.

The Bruce McCandless Veterans Community Living Center at Florence offers the following services:

  • Long-term care: We provide long-term medical and non-medical care, including skilled nursing services; physical, occupational and speech therapy; social activities; and assistance with bathing, dressing and other activities of daily living.
  • Short-term rehabilitation: Physical, occupational and speech therapies are available for individuals seeking to return home following a qualifying hospital stay. Therapy specialists work with each individual to regain skills and improve physical strength, endurance and aerobic capacity.
  • Special programs: We have specially developed programs for memory care, end-of-life/hospice and short-term “respite” care. We are also proud of our resident-selected programs offering intergenerational activities, pet welfare, spa bathing and more.
  • Amenities: Recently renovated semi-private rooms feature new flooring, large energy-efficient windows, temperature controls in each room and cable television. Mountain views and well-manicured courtyards make our outdoor living spaces marvelous.


Please watch this video message that Adjutant General of Colorado Major General Mike Loh recently recorded for Colorado's Veterans Community Living Centers, the veterans and spouses and Gold Star family members who live there, and the staff members who care for them.