Residents and staff at the Veterans home in Mexico, Missouri received an update from Department of Public Safety Director Lane Roberts on plans for nearly $3 million in facility improvements. Roberts says work is expected to begin next summer or fall.
Upgrades to the Mexico facility include replacing the nurse call and fire alarm systems, flooring, chillers, water softeners, cooling tower and bariatric shower rooms.
“The quality of service these homes provide is in great demand now more than ever,” said Roberts. “We are very proud of the fine work and loving care our Veterans homes employees provide. That’s the reason our Missouri Veterans homes are in such high demand. It’s essential that we keep the quality of care at a high level.”
Roberts applauded Missouri’s veterans and the workers at the state’s Veterans homes.
“You are still this nation’s heroes. You’re this state’s heroes. You’re our heroes. Without you, everything we know and are would be meaningless,” Roberts said. “I come from a different part of the country before coming to Missouri. The Veterans homes in this state are run probably more superior to any Veterans Administration Commission anywhere in the nation.”
Governor Nixon signed legislation in June granting Missouri’s seven Veterans homes $33 million to make improvements.
Aimee Higgins of KXEO contributed to this story.