All four of Nebraska’s veterans’ homes have received perfect scores from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, according to Gov. Dave Heineman’s office.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services administer the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Bellevue, the Grand Island Veterans’ Home in Grand Island, the Western Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Scottsbluff and the Norfolk Veterans’ Home in Norfolk.
“This is a noteworthy achievement and shows the dedication of our veterans home employees,” said Gov. Heineman in a written statement released by his office.
The facilities are judged in the areas of life safety, resident care, environment, staff training and development, dietary-food service, banking and billing services for veterans, recreation/activities, medical staff credentialing, social work, and all areas related to quality assurance and care.
The Department of Veterans Affairs uses inspection teams with a wide-variety of expertise to evaluate veterans’ homes. The four homes in Nebraska have 637 beds, providing medical, nursing and rehabilitative services; from assisted living care to skilled nursing care.