Veterans Home Funding

Governor Peter Shumlin says the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will continue funding the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.

The administrator of the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington says the staff pulled together and worked until the last minute to pass a federal inspection that will allow the facility to keep its federal Medicare funding.

The home had faced a loss of $10 million in federal funding after inspectors found a series of deficiencies in care.

The trustees of the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington are going to begin planning for a future without funding from the federal government.

Trustee President Joseph L. Krawczyk Jr. said the Sept. 26 meeting will focus on "operating strategies."

Last week the trustees revealed that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will stop paying for the care of veterans at the home due to deficiencies that included failure to report abuse in a timely manner and improper dressing of a wound.