Cameron Veterans Home

Onsite review of Cameron Veterans Home finds facility failed in many areas relating to COVID-19 outbreak

A report released from Armstrong Teasdale regarding COVID-19 at Missouri veterans homes provided overviews of Pathway Health’s on-site facility infection control and COVID-19 evaluation reports for veterans homes. An on-site review of the Cameron Veterans Home took place on October 26th and 27th. A summary indicates the home failed to plan for sufficient isolation and […]

Veterans

Audio: Noonan says Missouri Veteran Commission report reveals “fault lines everywhere”

A detailed report on a coronavirus outbreak at the state’s veterans’ homes further shows breakdowns in leadership and confusion over command structures. Chairman Tim Noonan resigned the day the report was released on Thursday saying he did not think the commission had the governor’s support in making reforms. He says the report shows that there […]

Veteran Home Deaths Graphic

Audio: Veterans Commission Chairman resigns, detailed report released on COVID outbreak in veterans’ homes

The Missouri Veterans Commission on Thursday released the detailed report on a Covid outbreak in veterans’ homes. To date, 158 veterans have died since September. Soon after – Chairman Tim Noonan resigned as chairman of the commission. He told Missourinet that he took issue with the governor’s statement that he QUOTE “is not going to […]

Veterans

Audio: Missouri Senator wants full report released about COVID-19 deaths within veterans homes

State Senator Jill Schupp wants the full report released about the COVID-19-related deaths within Missouri’s veterans’ homes.     An independent, external investigation was launched in October into the roughly 154 veterans who have died so far from the coronavirus. Investigators from Armstrong Teasdale law firm were charged with reviewing what COVID-19 safety measures have […]

U.S.Senator Josh Hawley

Audio: Senator Hawley says changes must be made at Missouri veterans homes

A Missouri senator who serves on the Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill says changes must be made at Missouri veteran’s homes, following a recent COVID outbreak. At least 138 veterans living at state veterans’ homes have died from the coronavirus since September. Senator Josh Hawley has read Armstrong Teasdale’s report, which says the Missouri […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Governor Parson reacts to investigative report into recent COVID deaths at Missouri veterans homes

Missouri’s governor said Thursday in Jefferson City that he wants some answers, after reading a 53-page independent investigation into recent COVID deaths at Missouri veterans homes. Governor Mike Parson ordered the investigation, which was conducted by St. Louis-based Armstrong Teasdale. The governor emphasizes that he’s limited in what he can say because he doesn’t know […]

Veterans

Audio: Independent 53-page report on Missouri Veterans Homes shows failure of leadership, response and planning

An independent investigation into the COVID-19 deaths at Missouri veterans homes has found that the Missouri Veterans Commission headquarters failed to recognize the outbreak. Armstrong Teasdale’s report says MVC should have recognized the presence of an outbreak in the Cape Girardeau veteran’s home by September 2. MVC Chairman Tim Noonan says a tremendous amount of […]

Veterans

Audio: Wayne Kleinschmidt offers advice to veterans needing assistance with filing VA claims

Veterans Service Officer Wayne Kleinschmidt helps veterans file VA claims and appeals and says having a copy of VA and civilian medical records helps when filing those claims.     Kleinschmidt sometimes speaks on behalf of veterans and families about conditions they cannot express themselves. He knows what to ask when dealing with claims. He […]

Veterans

109 veterans have died of COVID-19 in Missouri veterans homes since September 1

The Missouri Veterans Commission’s Veterans Homes continue to fight COVID-19, and according to spokesman Jamie Melchert, they are continuing daily testing using PCR and antigen testing; training on the proper use of PPE and enhanced PPE; cleaning and disinfecting and enhanced training in these areas; infection control inspections and additional training; additional supervision, including from […]