(AP) _

Nebraska's four state-run veterans homes have received perfect scores on their most recent annual Health Care System Surveys from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The homes are in Bellevue, Grand Island, Norfolk and Scottsbluff and have a combined capacity of 637 veterans.

The homes were judged on safety, care, environment, staff training and development, food service, banking and billing services for veterans, recreation/activities, medical staff credentialing, social work and all areas related to quality assurance and care.

The homes' services range from assisted living care, for veterans able to essentially care for themselves, to skilled nursing care.