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Groundbreaking for Northern Nevada State Veterans Home

 

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Groundbreaking for Northern Nevada State Veterans Home

A Groundbreaking Ceremony marking the building of the Northern Nevada State Veterans Home was held on July 17, at the site located at 2 Kietzke Lane, in Sparks across from the DMV. Veterans, elected officials and dignitaries gathered to celebrate the occasion, including Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, Nevada Senator Dean Heller, Sparks Mayor Geno Martini, Sparks City Councilmen, and State Legislators.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), there are more than 80,000 veterans residing in northern Nevada. Statewide, the VA has identified a skilled care nursing need of 649beds. The new Northern Nevada State Veterans Home (NNSVH) will address some of the need serving 96 veterans, spouses, and Gold Star parents.

To be built on Stateowned property, construction is expected to be completed by December 2018 at an expected cost of $47 million, with reimbursements from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that could reach about $32 million.

The facility will have offices for administrators and nurses and other support operations, a dining hall, coffee shop, chapel and more, according to the Nevada Department of Veterans Services.