U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (NC) today announced that the North Carolina State Veterans Home in Black Mountain will be receiving per diem grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs for each of its 100 nursing home beds. The Black Mountain facility will receive $85 per day per eligible veteran, reducing the out of pocket cost to veterans admitted into the home. The facility, which opened in October 2012, has a state of the art therapy center and offers a Memory Support Unit for Alzheimer’s patients.
“North Carolina is home to nearly one million veterans, and I am pleased to see the VA investing in facilities like the home in Black Mountain that offers more options for veterans in need of full service care,” said Senator Hagan. “Our brave servicemen and women have made the ultimate sacrifice by fighting for our country, and in the Senate, I am committed to protecting the promises we have made to our veterans and their families.”
Hagan comes from a strong military family. Her father-inlaw was a two-star Marine General; her brother and father served in the Navy; her husband, Chip, is a Vietnam veteran who used the GI Bill to help pay for law school; and she has two nephews who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.