The facility’s equipped with 427 beds, offering special care for veterans and veterans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia.
“Improvements at the Sandusky home are vital to providing the quality of service our veterans deserve,” Kaptur said in a statement.
It’s unknown exactly when an announcement will occur informing Ohio Veterans Home officials, and dozens of other organization seeking funding, if they received grants from the state’s Department of Veterans Affairs.
But just being nominated by Kaptur shows significant support in updating a very old facility, said Richard Hatcher, the superintendent for the Ohio Department of Veterans Services.
“The Sandusky home was built in 1888 and has undergone some significant updates over its 125-year history,” Hatcher told the Register. “We are pleased that, with the assistance of our Ohio legislative delegation, the homes will receive some much needed upgrades.”