Military veterans in our area facing long-term health issues now have another long-term care option. A group of veterans at the Tomah VA will soon receive care in a new home.The VA recently built two new facilities that give veterans a place that feels more like a home, and less like an institution, called a Green House concept.
He toured his new home for the first time Wednesday. He's one of 10 veterans with a service connected disability currently being cared for at the VA who will get his very own private room in the new facility.
There will also be a clinical support team assigned to assist the resident care assistants in the care of the residents. Nurses will also be working in the homes 24 hours a day. 76-year-old Lee Decker has lived at the Tomah VA for the last three years. Decker suffers from dementia.
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