Virginia Beach, Virginia
Commonwealth of Virginia Department of General Services
Wiley & Wilson, Architects
The Jones & Cabacoy Veterans Care Center is named in honor of two war heroes. Colonel William A. Jones III was a Norfolk-born air commando who was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1970 by President Nixon for fearlessly risking his own life to save the life of another officer in Vietnam. Sergeant Christopher F. Cabacoy was a Virginia Beach native who died in 2010 while serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.
The Jones & Cabacoy Veterans Care Center is located in Virginia Beach on a 25-acre site adjacent to a future extension of Nimmo Parkway. The land for the site was donated by the City of Virginia Beach at no cost to the state. The 128-bed facility will feature all private rooms that will be organized into households within two neighborhood buildings that surround a central community center. The Virginia Department of Veterans Services facility will provide skilled nursing care and memory care for Veteran residents, including, rehab, physical and occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, nutrition and bathing assistance. The site is landscaped with ponds and a pedestrian walk path that traverses the water by way of a foot bridge. The facility amenities include a barber/beauty salon, central kitchen and laundry, a pharmacy, rehab suite and household living and dining areas.