WAVE Board Members Darrell Brown and Gerry Wright had the honor of attending the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony last night (December 17, 2018) at the new Northern Nevada State Veterans Home, 36 Battle Born Way, Sparks, NV. Also in attendance from WAVE was Gold Star Mom Sally Willey and her husband Michael. The Keynote Speaker was Governor Sandoval.
The new facility is 102.000 square feet, 3 wings and 96 beds. The facility is absolutely beautiful and will be state of the art. The State of Nevada, Department of Veterans Services do a much better job describing this than I do so ( https://veterans.nv.gov/benefits-and-services/ ):
Quality Care and Just Like Home….
“The design and concept of the Northern Nevada State Veterans Home is like no other. While it will offer the highest level of skilled care, it will never feel like a hospital or institution. When it’s complete, the 102,000 square foot facility will have 96 beds and feature a host of amenities. Veterans will have their own private room and share a den, living room and kitchen with 15 other residents.
A “Town Hall” will have a restaurant, coffee bistro, sports bar, therapy gym, beauty/barber shop, general commissary store as well as parade grounds for military and patriotic ceremonies. Additionally, the “Town Hall” will serve as a gathering place, hub and heart for area Veteran Service Organizations and other Veteran Support or Advocacy groups.”
Some construction is still going on and the facilities will start accepting applications in February of 2019. They plan to have everything completed and all certifications done and ready to open in the Spring of 2019. For more information please go to the State of Nevada, Department of Veterans Services website that is shown above. This is a dream of love that has taken almost 20 years to become a reality.
Here are a few more pictures, which is all from the long term care wing. As for me, I can’t wait to see it finished.