We are saddened by the tragedy at the Yountville State Veterans Home. Although this was not a VA facility, our sympathies are with the families, friends and colleagues who are grieving for those who lost their lives.
We know the unfailing commitment that these brave employees had to working with Veterans during some of their most challenging times; and we are committed to continuing to try to make sure these events do not happen again.
Nothing is more important than caring for our Veterans and employees during this time, and the VA is providing mobile resources at the location to assist those dealing with this incident and to employees impacted across the country.
The VA is actively reviewing procedures to take all possible steps to prevent this outcome in the future, especially in outpatient settings.