Ribbon cutting held for Veterans Village nursing home
A ribbon cutting was held Sept. 8 for the Veterans Village, a new nursing home facility built especially for veterans.
Among those speaking at the ribbon cutting were Jeffrey Soots, associate director of the Columbia VA Health Care System, Sen. Hugh K. Leatherman, and Maj. General William Grimsley.
The Veterans Village has four separate houses, each accommodating 26 veterans. Each house will be attended to by two registered nurses, four certified nursing assistants, and a veterans host to tend to the needs of the residents.
On-site amenities include a chapel, game room, physical therapy room, a bistro separate from the house dining rooms, a secure memory care unit, and a pharmacy.
Managed by VSI of South Carolina, the facility is located at 1200 East National Cemetery Road.
During his remarks, Soots said the facility is much needed. According to Soots, there are some 400,000 veterans in the South Carolina, but only 200,000 are getting their care from the VA.
Soots also said that construction on a new 25,000-square foot VA medical clinic in Florence should begin next year. The facility is looking for residents and staff.
For additional information visit www.veteranvillagesc. com.