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Consigli Breaks Ground on Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea

CHELSEA, MA – Consigli Construction Co., Inc. joined Governor Charlie Baker, Secretary of Administration and Finance Michael J. Heffernan, Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, Secretary of Veterans’ Services Francisco Ureña, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and veterans of the United States Armed Forces for the groundbreaking of the new long-term care facility at the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea, MA. The current facility will continue to be fully operational, caring for 154 veterans, during the construction process.

“The new long-term care facility at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home will improve the quality of services and care provided to the Commonwealth’s men and women who have answered the call of duty and served our nation,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much for this country, and it is our duty to care for them with honor and dignity.”

“At Consigli, we respect the selfless commitment veterans have made in defense of our freedom, and we are proud to have many veterans on our team. It’s truly an honor and a privilege to be a partner on this transformational project that will create the highest-quality facilities to serve the dedicated members of our armed services.”

– Matthew Consigli, President, Consigli Construction Co., Inc.

The Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea first opened its doors to Massachusetts veterans in 1882. The first residents were Civil War veterans who were wounded or unable to care for themselves, many of whom had previously resided in the Commonwealth’s “alms houses.” Today, Chelsea carries on Massachusetts’ proud tradition of helping all veterans in need of both long-term care and domiciliary / supportive services. Chelsea is surveyed annually by the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”). It is also fully accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (“Joint Commission”). Chelsea has a Board of Trustees appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The trustees and DVS share responsibility for the management of the home. Chelsea Soldiers’ Home currently has the capacity for 136 beds for long-term care.