Veterans Nursing Home Dedicated on Veteran's Day
On Veterans Day, a day of reflection, gratitude and respect for the men and women who bravely serve our country, one state will open their very first nursing home specifically for Veterans.
The state worked for eight years to open a nursing facility specifically designed so that veterans can receive quality, long-lasting care in their home state. For too long, many of the state's veterans have had to seek long-term care hundreds of miles from their homes.
The support of the state's lawmakers helped bring to life the 120-bed facility, which will include a separate Alzheimer’s care unit. Through this network, veterans will have greater access to quality health care than ever before. With this nursing home, many veterans and their families can rest easier knowing that should extended care be needed, they won’t be far from home.
There has been great progress in improving veterans’ access to health care – and with the dedication of the new nursing home, the state can provide care to veterans’ for their entire lives. They deserve it, they earned it, and all are grateful for their service. For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter,
Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to
protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted
living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg,
Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.
Posted on Tue, November 10, 2009
by Kristie Pierce