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WDVA COVID-19 messages and status updates for family members of Veterans Homes residents

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Updates on COVID-19 Results at All Four Veterans Homes

Published: 05/06/2020

[WDVA tagline bottom transparent background web phone] Washington State Department of

Veterans Affairs News Release

 

May 6, 2020

 

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs is providing the updates below on the status of each of our four State Veterans Homes as well as status information on PPE and appreciation to the community for their support… read more

Thanking Our Spokane Veterans Home Community

Published: 05/04/2020

Help Us Shout Out Our Community Heroes

We cannot even begin to tell you how fortunate we are to have such an amazing community in Eastern Washington.  So many amazing community members have helped cheer up and provide hundreds of masks and meals for our Homes’ staff, needed items for resident and so much more. 

Here are some of our amazing community heroes and a few of the many,… read more

NEWS RELEASE - Six Additional Residents Test Positive for COVID-19 at Spokane Veterans Home

Published: 05/01/2020

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

April 30, 2020

The Spokane Veterans Home proactively re-tested all 47 residents on April 28.  Today we received 41 negative results and 6 positive results.  The COVID-19 positive residents have been moved to the same area of the building.  A team of staff have been assigned to the area so that the same staff are… read more

New Procedures at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake

Published: 04/30/2020

New Procedures at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake

The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) State Veterans Cemetery is open and will continue to provide interments for Veterans and eligible individuals.  However, WDVA is continuing to adjust its services in light of the best practices urged by the CDC in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.  As a result, on… read more

NEWS RELEASE - Resident at Washington Soldiers Home in Orting Tests Positive for COVID-19

Published: 04/24/2020

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

April 24, 2020         

ORTING – The Washington State Veterans Homes are working hard to combat COVID-19.  After consultation with our partners at the Federal VA, we proactively tested all residents in our four State Veterans Homes. During the testing process, we learned that a resident of the Washington Soldiers Home… read more

NEWS RELEASE - Spokane Veterans Home COVID-19 Positive Residents will Transfer to Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center

Published: 04/23/2020

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs News Release - April 23, 2020

Spokane – The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center and Spokane Veterans Home serve the same Veteran population and have always partnered to serve the best interests of Veterans and their families.  As a result of the challenges experienced by the Spokane Veterans Home with multiple residents diagnosed with COVID-… read more

NEWS RELEASE - Mourning the Passing of Our Spokane Veterans Home Resident

Published: 04/21/2020

Washington State Department of  Veterans Affairs News Release - April 21, 2020

SPOKANE – The Spokane Veterans Home is saddened to share that one of our honored Veterans passed away today.  This Veteran had tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized over the weekend.  Each Veteran we care for in our Veterans Homes served our nation honorably, and we take very seriously the… read more

Looking to Donate to Honored Residents and Staff of Washington State Veterans Homes? Guidance on Items Needed

Published: 04/18/2020

We would like to thank the many community members who have donated masks and other items in the past few days. Our healthcare heroes cannot thank you enough and we are so appreciative to have such an amazing community of support! Thank You #WeLoveOurCommunity #TheseAreOurHeroes

Looking to Donate to Honored Residents and Staff of Washington State Veterans Homes?

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Opportunities Grow at Orting Veterans Farm

Published: 04/17/2020

Spring has sprung, and ground has broken at the Veterans Farm on the campus of the Orting Soldiers Home. Up until a few years ago, nearly three acres of available grounds were choked with invasive species of non-native plants. Now half-acre plots have been allocated for several uses—this an ideal opportunity for Veterans considering taking up farming. Even aspirational green thumbs are welcome… read more

NEWS RELEASE - Additional Update to Spokane Veterans Home COVID-19 Testing Results

Published: 04/15/2020

Washington State Department of  Veterans Affairs News Release - April 15, 2020

SPOKANE – The Spokane Veterans Home has conducted additional COVID-19 tests and as of 2pm has a total of 19 positive and 20 negative resident test results. All 19 positive cases are on the same floor.  There are a number of tests pending and updates will be made through our website as we receive more… read more