Created on Monday, 27 January 2014 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A veterans center in southwest Ohio is planning a $5 million renovation of the dementia unit of its long-term care facility.
Officials at the Dayton VA Medical Center tell the Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1mMqIaG) that the project calls for modernizing the 40-bed unit with updated safety and technology features, and "quality-of-life" enhancements.
Hospital officials say the renovation is part of $84 million in upgrades already approved for federal funding.
The medical center provides medical care to more than 35,000 veterans a year at its campus, west of downtown Dayton.
Proposals to renovate the dementia unit will be accepted through mid-March. The project is expected to be finished nine months after it's begun.