Innovative Approach for Veterans Needing Skilled Nursing Care
VA Illiana Health Care System (VAIHCS) continues to move forward with Green House model which is a de-institutionalization effort that, in effect, restores individuals to a home like environment.
VAIHCS will be the first VA and the first in Illinois when they open their first two homes that will provide a new and innovative approach for Veterans needing skilled nursing care.
Construction is moving forward with an expected completion date of September of this year. VAIHCS is scheduled to open the two homes in mid October. Each home will have ten Veterans living in it.
VAIHCS has been approved to design four more homes this year with construction in 2012. VAIHCS will submit a proposal for four more homes for a total of ten that will care for 100 Veterans.