Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins, a member of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King announced today that the State of Maine will receive nearly $50 million towards a 138-bed nursing home in Augusta that Maine Veterans’ Homes is building that will replace an older facility.
“Maine Veterans’ Homes provide veterans with the high-quality care and support they have earned through their service to our country,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “We are delighted that the VA will help fund the replacement of a state-of-the-art skilled nursing home in Augusta. The new facility will provide residents with a comfortable living space while enhancing the level of care veterans receive.”
The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded $49,199,538.36—or 65 percent of the total cost—towards the construction of a new, 138-bed residential skilled nursing home for veterans in Augusta. Each unit will have a private room with a private bathroom, and units will be clustered in a residential format. The complex will replace the Maine Veterans’ Homes’ 150-bed nursing facility that mostly has semi-private rooms.