New nursing home for vets to be in Port St. Lucie

New nursing home for vets to be in Port St. Lucie

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday selected St. Lucie County as the site of the state’s next nursing home for military veterans – and indicated they might consider another new nursing home next year.

The Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans’ Nursing Home in St. Augustine opened in 2010. It was the newest veteran nursing home before Tuesday’s vote to build a seventh facility in St. Lucie County.

Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam voted unanimously to approve the western Port St. Lucie site, which the Department of Veterans’ Affairs had recommended for the state’s seventh veterans’ nursing home.

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