Veterans

Audio: 67 veterans at Missouri veterans homes have died from COVID-19, since September 1

Another 11 veterans living in Missouri veterans homes have died due to COVID-19 in the past week, bringing the total number of deaths to 67 since September 1.     Missourinet followed-up Tuesday with the Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC), on the number of deaths since September, broken down by facility. The Missouri Veterans Commission reports 29 […]

Cameron Veterans Home

Three deaths related to COVID-19 reported at Cameron Veterans Home

A statement released Thursday night by the Missouri Veterans Commission confirms there have been three deaths among residents of the Cameron Veterans Home during the last few days. A spokesman for the Veterans Commission, Jamie Melchert, provided a written statement. It noted that the Cameron Veterans Home has 21 active cases among the residents there. […]

Veterans

Governor Parson orders review of COVID-19 procedures within Missouri Veterans Homes

Following recent developments in Missouri Veterans Homes, Governor Mike Parson has ordered an external review of all seven Missouri Veterans Homes and their COVID-19 operations.  Data presented yesterday in a briefing with the Governor raised concerns regarding how well Missouri Veterans Homes are uniformly and systematically operating to prevent and, if necessary, contain COVID-19 outbreaks […]

Medical Marijuana

Over $2 million from state’s medical marijuana program being transferred to veterans fund

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced it has begun the process of making the first transfer of funds from Missouri’s medical marijuana program to the Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC). The total amount transferred will be $2,135,510.  Missourians voted in November 2018 to adopt Constitutional Amendment 2, now known as Article XIV, which includes […]

Cameron Veterans Home

Cameron Veterans Home adopts “no visitor” policy to ensure safety of residents

Precautionary measures are being taken at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron in regards to the Coronavirus. Missouri Veterans Commission Communications Director Jamie Melchert says access was restricted to all seven Missouri Veterans Homes began Sunday morning. No guests, vendors, or volunteers are being allowed inside the homes. Deliveries are being made outside, and employees […]

Cameron Veterans Home

Audio: Missouri gets federal grant to help retain nursing assistants at state veterans homes

A federal grant has been given to Missouri to help retain certified nursing assistants at the state’s seven veterans homes. Missouri Veterans Commission Executive Director Grace Link says recruiting and retaining CNAs are a nationwide problem.   She thinks the grant will help to retain more CNAs.     Missouri Veterans Commission Executive Director Grace Link […]

Cameron Veterans Home

Audio: Critical CNA shortage prompts veterans home in Cameron to stop admitting new residents

A critical shortage of certified nursing assistants has led to the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron to intermittently stop admitting new residents since October 2018. The move has left 30 beds unfilled at the 200-bed northwest Missouri home. State Veterans Commission Executive Director Grace Link explains some of the reasons for the CNA shortage.   […]

GI Bill 75th Aniversary

Missouri Department of Higher Education shares GI Bill stories and resources for student veterans

The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) is partnering with the Missouri Veterans Commission and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to join a nationwide movement celebrating the impact of the educational benefits available through the GI Bill. During June, the MDHE will share stories on social media of veterans who used the GI […]

Soldiers in Vietnam

Missouri General Assembly to honor service of Missouri’s Vietnam Veterans

In 2012, former State Representatives Pat Conway and Paul Fitzwater filed legislation that would establish “Vietnam Veterans Day” in the State of Missouri; a day that would be set aside for Missouri residents to remember and recognize the courage and unwavering patriotism of those valiant men and women of the armed forces of the United […]