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Alabama seeks site for a new veterans home

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a location in southeast Alabama to build the state's fifth veterans home.

Al.com says the department sent out requests for site selection proposals Monday. The plan is to build a 182,000-square-foot (16,900-square-meter) home to provide skilled nursing care for 150 to 175 veterans. The minimum site requirement is 27 acres (11 hectares).

The department is considering Barbour, Butler, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Pike counties. These counties can submit proposals by August 15.

The department currently has four veteran's home including the Bill Nicholas State Veterans Home in Alexander City which recently received national recognition for demonstrating their dedication to improving quality care for residents and patients in long term and post-acute care.

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