Among the upgrades slated for improvements either through state or federal dollars:
• Smoothing the roads and parking lots weaving throughout the facility.
• Installing a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system so residents feel comfortable in their rooms.
• Renovating sewer lines to prevent sewage backups and overflows.
• Enhancing the main electrical panel and service lines to accommodate increased power needs of advanced medical technology in residents' rooms.
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"These projects address some of the most basic, fundamental needs of our veterans," State Rep. Chris Redfern said. "Residents and family members know that these renovations have been a long time coming."