A Florida Veterans’ Budget Priority: New Nursing Homes

A Florida Veterans’ Budget Priority: New Nursing Homes

State agencies and departments are getting their budget priorities together as we count down to the opening of the Legislative session March 4th. One priority for the governor and the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs is to make room for older veterans waiting for a bed in a state-run, veterans’ nursing home.

The six state nursing homes for veterans run at 99% occupancy and many have a waiting list according to Mike Prendergast, executive director of the state department of veterans’ affairs.

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