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New Mexico State Veterans Home breaks ground on Alzheimer’s and skilled nursing center
August 11, 2015 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
The New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. recently broke ground on the new Alzheimer’s and skilled nursing facility
The 86,000-square-foot $23.5 million project residential development includes a 39-bed special care Alzheimer’s unit and a 20-bed skilled nursing section for residents requiring physical rehabilitation or higher levels of nursing care. The facility also will feature a therapy pool piped with natural healing waters from the hot springs of New Mexico.
“The city has been working with the State of New Mexico for more than eight years to make this project a reality, as more than 70 percent of the existing patients at the New Mexico State Veterans Home suffer from some form of dementia or Alzheimer’s,” said Sundt Construction Inc. project director Joseph Riccillo.