You Choose

The 1991 Call to Action by Lucy Gwin

You Choose 10

In 1994, the Veterans Administration's nursing homes and domiciliaries housed an average of 19,553 veterans on any given day. A larger number of veterans live in community nursing homes, most of them at Medicaid expense. Very few veterans with disabilities are given the choice of home- and community-based services.

National average annual cost of housing one disabled American veteran in a V.A. nursing home: $75,641