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    Veterans Home Is Safe Enough for Admissions Again, NJ Says

    Veterans Home Is Safe Enough for Admissions Again, NJ Says

    The  Veterans Home Memorial Home at Menlo Park in Middlesex County is accepting admissions again after the Health Department said the state-run facility had improved its infection control strategies and made key personnel changes, the Department of and Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday.

    In November, the state Health Department suspended admissions, and federal regulators suspended funding for new admissions after state inspections revealed conditions that put residents in “immediate jeopardy.” The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also has threatened to withhold future money — a move that would the veteran home's closure.

    Admissions resumed on Tuesday, according to Maj. Agneta Murnan, the spokeswoman for Military and Veterans Affairs said. One person moved in, bringing the population to 187 residents at the nursing home, she said.

    “With these and other ongoing efforts, DMAVA will continue to work to improve quality of life, enhance safety, and implement best practices in this home,” a statement from Murnan said. “The Department remains committed to a continuous evaluation of the care we provide our Veterans, Veteran's spouses, and Gold Star Family members, and will not stop striving to provide the residents of Menlo Park with the highest possible quality of care.”

    A spokesperson for the federal government did not immediately respond to questions…

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