From the office of U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski:
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 includes $83.7 million in federal funding to build a 155 bed Community Living Center for Veterans at Perry Point in Cecil County.
The legislation is currently under consideration in the House of Representatives. The Senate is expected to take it up later this week.
“Veterans who have fought on the front lines for our freedom deserve a government on their side when it comes to the support and benefits they’ve earned and deserve,” Senator Mikulski said. “I fought for this federal funding so that aging veterans in Cecil County get the top-notch care they need in a clean, healthy and modern community center. Promises made must be promises kept.”
The federal funding included in the bill would be used to build a 155 bed Community Living Center for Veterans at Perry Point, consolidating many 60 year old buildings into a single, modern center. This will mean better care for Cecil County veterans by restoring them to good health and well-being, meeting their health care needs and giving comfort to those at the end of their lives in a home-like environment.
The new facility would provide nursing-home level care including assistance with activities of daily living, as well as skilled nursing and medical care. The center would restore each veteran to their highest level of well-being, prevent declines in health, and provide comfort at the end of life.
Perry Point currently provides 1,500 jobs and serves 14,000 veterans.