The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a conditional approval for a nursing home to be built in Kinston, North Carolina. Kinston, a small town in eastern North Carolina, was selected for the site of the new home for its proximity to a large number of veterans.
A grant of $12 million will be made once the VA approves the design of the home. The N.C. Department of Insurance and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services will also need to approve the design before the bidding process can start on the construction project. According to the Jacksonville Daily News, it will take at least 5 months to break dirt at the site.
When completed, the facility will employ approximately 150 people, and offer long-term residential care for 100 veterans. Each veteran will have a single room and bathroom in the home.