VA Geriatrics & Gerontology Committee Visit Port Orchard

Our Washington Veterans Home in Port Orchard hosted the VA Secretary's Committee on Gerontology and Geriatrics.

The committee provides advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Under Secretary for Health on all matters pertaining to geriatrics and gerontology by assessing the capability of VA health care facilities to meet the medical, psychological and social needs of older veterans and by evaluating VA facilities designated as Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Centers.

We presented the concept for a behavioral health unit to better serve the needs of our more challenged veterans. Along with this presentation, the committee also enjoyed a choir performance from the Booneville Mississippi Choir and a visit to our Building 9 for Veterans Transitional Housing Program.