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Indiana Veterans Home changes health care provider

The Indiana Veterans Home has undergone some changes in the past month.

New doctors, specialists, therapists, and nurses are treating residents of the facility on North River Road in West Lafayette.

Superintendent Tony Stewart says the goal of switching to Indianapolis-based Preferred Home Health Care is to improve front-end care and avoid external hospitalizations.

He says reaction to the changes has been positive for the most part.

The Indiana Veterans' Home is a state-operated facility under the administration of the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Medicare- and Medicaid-licensed facility is home to approximately 260 military veterans or their spouses.