The Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home (GWVNH) in Augusta is a 192-bed skilled nursing care facility located adjacent to the campus of the Georgia Regents University and the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center. It is operated under an interagency agreement between the Georgia Department of Veterans Service and Georgia Regents University.
Also located at the facility is a GDVS Veterans Field Service Office that serves veterans of Richmond and Columbia counties.
Dedicated in 1969, the facility was the first of its kind in the nation to be built with financial grant assistance from the federal government. It is one of a select group of such institutions that is accredited by the Joint Commission.
In fiscal year 2013, the nursing home provided 59,709 days of care to Georgia’s veterans with an average age of 83. During the year, there were 275 admissions and 284 discharges with an average length of stay of 196 days.
Services to patients included 5,674 physical therapy treatments and 4,519 individual occupational therapy procedures.
Throughout the year, veterans service organizations, civic and fraternal organizations, and religious groups demonstrated their concern for the well-being of veteran patients through numerous donations, visits, and sponsorship of frequent activities for Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home residents.