Virginia Beach opens veterans care center co-named after a Filipino American
Virginia Beach recently commemorated Veterans Day with the grand opening of the Jones and Cabacoy Veterans Care Center on Nov. 10.
Named after Filipino-American Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Cabacoy, who sacrificed his life in Afghanistan in 2010, and Air Force Col. William Jones III, a hero from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, the center stands as a testament to Virginia’s commitment to its veterans.
Situated on a 26-acre piece of land donated by the City of Virginia Beach, the 128-bed facility boasts private rooms, indoor and outdoor common areas, an occupational therapy space, and an in-house pharmacy. Offering both short-term rehabilitative care and long-term care, including a secure memory care unit, the center aims to cater to the diverse needs of veteran residents.
“We are especially excited to open the Jones and Cabacoy Veterans Care Center in Virginia Beach to provide affordable, long-term nursing care to veterans in Hampton Roads,” said Commissioner Daniel Gade of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services in a WTKR interview.
The facility’s opening is a pivotal moment for Virginia as it symbolizes dedicated efforts to provide quality care for veterans in the Hampton Roads area. As the center serves as a beacon for veteran care, its impact reaches beyond the walls, honoring the legacy of veterans who courageously served their country.
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The Jones and Cabacoy Veterans Care Center marks a significant step in Virginia’s commitment to its veterans, providing a space where the heroism and sacrifice of individuals like Christopher Cabacoy continue to be honored and remembered.