Veteran homes throughout the country offer an enhanced quality of care specifically for our nations Veterans. Fred Sganga from Long Island State Veterans Home presented on the work his home in Long Island, NY provides for Veterans including those in need of long-term care or daily living activities. The Long Island State Veterans Home holds 350 beds and accepts up to 50 Adult Day Care participants.
Each state has one or more facility to offer a place for veterans to live comfortably. Offerings such as Adult Day Care and on-site doctors help relieve the stress from the family members who support their veteran. Check out what facilities are in your area by visiting The National Association of Veteran Homes.
Lisa Minor of the Department of Veteran Affairs Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care Operations spoke of the benefits offered to veterans in need of care. The Department of Veterans Affairs offers assistance through the use of their 144 VA Hospitals, 300 Veteran Centers, and 1221 VA Community Outpatient Clinics. They offer programs and services to improve health, function and well-being of veterans and decrease preventable hospitalizations and nursing home admissions.
Lisa Minor predicts an increase from 4 million Veterans in the VHA to 4.5 million over the next 20 years.
Check out more to see what facilities have to offer in your area through the VA by visiting The US Department of Veteran Affairs.
LTC Partners presented to our educators on the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program provided for Federal and U.S. Postal Service employees. This voluntary program is offered to cover Dental and Vision Insurance. This program replaces the former TRICARE Retiree Dental Program and supplemental vision coverage to those enrolled in the TRICARE health plan.
Are you wondering where your $0.50 every month goes?
Service members can relate to seeing that $0.50 leave their paycheck every month and wondering where it goes. The $0.50 that is withheld from active duty personnel every month along with the fines and forfeitures active duty personnel pay to assist in funding the Armed Forces Retirement Homes. The Armed Forces Retirement Homes are retirement homes for America’s military veterans. There are two locations -Washington D.C. and Gulfport, Mississippi – that offer a continuum of care through independent living, assisted living, long-term care, and memory support.
Amenities can include a fitness center, swimming pool, bowling center, arts and crafts, computers, a residential/staff softball team, fishing ponds, and even more!
Learn more about how the $0.50 is being used to help fellow servicemen and women in retirement thrive by visiting The Armed Forces Retirement Homes.