WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Nearby Indiana Veterans' Home got a huge boost this week after the State Budget Committee approved a $5.7-million project to renovate the home.
State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) said Wednesday the funding will be utilized to renovate three patient-care floors in the West Lafayette facility's MacArthur Hall, built in 1982.
Plans include the installation of a new telephone, resident call light, roam monitoring and electronic medical records systems.
"Nationally, many veterans are dealing with budget cuts. Indiana's fiscal responsibility means we're in a position to better fund care for these men and women who sacrifice so much in the defense of our country," Hershman said. "The Indiana Veterans' Home is vital to so many Hoosiers and their families and I'm happy to see it will receive the financial support it needs."
The Indiana Veterans' Home provides long and short-term care to roughly 200 veterans and spouses of vets, and is the only veterans home in the state. Care includes 24-hour care for residents with more serious illnesses and disabilities.
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