Investigative Report Cites “Neglect” in Nursing Home Care for Colorado Veterans

In early October the Colorado Springs Gazette newspaper published findings of its investigative report, which it said included a lack of consequences for allegedly neglectful care given in nursing homes to Colorado veterans and troubling questions about how the Department of Veterans Affairs awards contracts to nursing homes in order to meet the growing needs of aging veterans in the state.

Aid When Needed: Veterans Receive Help to Stay at Home

Veterans are one of our greatest assets in the United States. The courageous men and women who put aside their own lives to protect our country are all heroes. But while their service for our country took courage, navigating today’s healthcare systems as they age takes stamina.  According to a

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