Kaptur Announces $5,134,000 in Federal Funds for Renovations at Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, Ohio
WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement announcing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded two grants to the State of Ohio totaling $5,134,000 for renovations at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, Ohio. The first award includes $1,473,647 in federal assistance to renovate windows at the Ohio Veterans Home, which will help with the weatherization of the facility. The second includes $3,660,591 in federal assistance to renovate the HVAC mechanical systems at the Ohio Veterans Home, helping to ensure the safety and comfort of our veterans.
“Investing in the modernization and renovation of our nation’s veterans homes helps us provide veterans in our communities the high-quality care they deserve,” said Rep. Kaptur. “I am pleased to support this essential funding and will continue to fight to see that our veterans homes continue to receive the resources they need to keep their facilities functioning properly and our veterans comfortable and safe.”
The Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky is a 427-bed nursing home facility. Two levels of care are offered: standard care for veterans in need of any intermediate level of care, and special care for veterans with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.
The home opened in 1888 to care for veterans of the Civil War, and has been in continuous operation since. It is located near Lake Erie, in the heart of Ohio's family-friendly lakeshore attractions and recreational hub.