The Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta is a 192-bed skilled nursing care facility located adjacent to the campus of Augusta University and the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affair Medical Center.
Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home is operated under an interagency agreement between the Georgia Department of Veterans Service and Augusta University. Primarily, the facility provides medical and skilled nursing services to Georgia’s aged and infirm war veterans. Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home also serves as a teaching facility to acquaint medical, dental, pharmacy, and allied health students with the medical conditions and diseases of the aged. This provides students with practical experience and helps them gain expertise in treating the disabled and the elderly.
Also located at the facility is a GDVS Veterans Field Service Office that serves residents of the home and veterans of Richmond and Columbia counties. Dedicated in 1969, the facility was the first of its kind in the nation to be built with financial grant assistance from the federal government. It is one of a select group of such institutions that is accredited by the Joint Commission.
In fiscal year 2021, the nursing home provided 39,050 days of care to Georgia’s veterans with an average age of 81. During the year, there were 68 admissions and 38 discharges with an average length of stay of 423 days. Services to residents included 1,963 physical therapy treatments and 6,393 individual occupational therapy procedures. Veteran residents were treated by a medical director and family medicine resident physicians providing daily physician coverage. Other services were provided by a certified activities therapist and staff, two facility social workers and a staff of registered, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants.
To help provide care and treatment, the federal government, through the Department of Veterans Affairs, provided financial assistance totaling in excess of $8.2 million during fiscal year 2021. Throughout the year, veteran service organizations, civic and fraternal organizations and religious groups demonstrated their concern for the well-being of veteran patients through numerous donations, visits, and sponsorship of frequent activities for Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home residents.
Carlton Deese, MHA, LNHA
Julia Eveker, MSA, RHIA
Richard W. Sams II, MD, MA
Kay Roland, RN
Stephanie Nichols, RN
Amy Green, MSW, LCSW
Everald Clarke, DPT
Karen Monaco, OTR/L
Heather Nichols, BSW
Crystal Allen, RHIA
Shannon Black, MBA
Erika Bowdre, MM
Henry Williams, CDM, CFPP
From Atlanta Approximate Drive Time: 2hr 45 min
From Columbia Approximate Drive Time: 1hr 30 min
Note: Entrance to the parking lot is from Chafee Avenue.
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