STAFF HIRING ISSUES DELAY OPENING
OF VETERANS NURSING HOME
An aerial view of the new Ardie R. Copas State Veterans Nursing Home in Tradition. Expected to open in late fall, it has 120 beds in two wings and a
central area with a kitchen, dining room, barber and beauty shop and more.
BY SUSAN BURGESS
COVID-19 strikes again. This time it is causing a delay in
opening the long-awaited Ardie R. Copas State Veterans
The 120-bed skilled nursing home for veterans was tentatively
set to open in the spring. Then it was moved to summer.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ AFFAIRS
Now, officials are shooting for late fall, although it may
be even later than that.
The problem isn’t an inability to get equipment; it’s the inability
to hire staff with the skills residents will need.
“There just isn’t a pool of qualified people willing to go
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Nursing Home in Tradition.
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