WSPA reported on the new $41 million 108-bed facility to house honorably discharged vets, paying about $34 per day. County leaders decided on a location, but aren’t revealing where the 35 acre property is going to be. The state is building three new veterans nursing homes, including one in Cherokee County. According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, a 2014 survey found more than 100,000 Vietnam War veterans in South Carolina.
“We need to do everything we can to make sure our veterans are taken care of,” said Cherokee County Veterans Service officer Todd Humphries.
The facility will come from federal and state funding. Humphries says it would also bring almost 200 jobs to the area.
“There will be doctors, nurses, dieticians – all sorts of medical staff and non-medical staff,” he said.
Once the federal dollars start rolling in, county officials hope to break ground as early as 2019.