Although the number of veterans in nursing homes is expected to rise 16% between 2017 and 2022 as veterans who served in Vietnam continue to age, the VA may not be prepared to handle the increase, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. The report, released Aug. 2, found the number of veterans in VA-funded nursing home care is expected to total about 44,000 by 2022. But challenges in contracting with community nursing homes (CNHs), which provide the bulk of that care, could keep the agency from being able to meet demands. And while some of those issues may be helped by a recent VA health care law, known as the Mission Act, concerns remain, auditors wrote. Read more on Military.com.
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