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Missouri Veterans Homes monthly fee to increase


COLUMBIA - Residents in Missouri’s seven veterans homes will pay $100 more each month starting Jan. 1. The extra payments will go to its contribution fund to help improve veterans homes in Missouri. “It will help improve the quality of life for the ...


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Missouri Veterans Homes monthly fee to increase KOMU.com mobile Coverage You Can Count On NewsWeatherSportsEventsContact div.thumb div { margin:.5em 0 0; font-weight:700; text-align:center; } Missouri Veterans Homes monthly fee to increase Posted on 31 October 2017 at 3:57pm Watch Story Video COLUMBIA - Residents in Missouri’s seven veterans homes will pay $100 more each month starting Jan1.  The extra payments will go to its contribution fund to help improve veterans homes in Missouri.  “It will help improve the quality of life for the veteransMake sure we have good quality foods at the home,” said Missouri Veterans Commission Public Information Officer Daniel Bell“We will be able to maintain the medication costs to provide the medication for the veterans living in our homesAll the things that help increase the quality of life for the veterans.”  The current rate is $2,050 a month and has been in effect since April 2015.  Each home has a licensed nursing home administrator and registered nurses on duty 24 hours a dayThey provide physician, environmental and social care, and dietary specialists for their residents.  The MVC unanimously voted to increase the monthly fee during a meeting on Monday.  “A lot of it was trying to keep up with the cost of living index,” said Bell“Even with this increase we are still behind three years with the cost of living index.”  Bell said every year the commission evaluates the maximum monthly rateThe rate is adjusted on a case-by-case basis  The discussion on Monday centered around complaints from some families about the homes' operationsWith the increase in funds, MVC believes the services it provides will improve the overall care they give to their residents.  Bell said the commission will evaluate next year whether or not it will increase residents' monthly fee again. Most Popular Recent Stories Police find vehicle involved in hit-and-run, family and neighbors mourn Posted on 13 November 2017 at 7:38pm 5-year-old hit by bus in Moberly, taken to Columbia hospital Posted on 13 November 2017 at 12:29pm 14-year-old Missouri girl shoots elk 200 miles from herd Posted on 13 November 2017 at 4:03pm Police arrest man wanted in 2 Missouri homicides Posted on 13 November 2017 at 7:42am Police ID 2 or 3 victims killed in Kansas City shooting Posted on 13 November 2017 at 9:28am Go Back

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