The Armed Forces Retirement Home is accepting applications for residents at its two locations in Gulfport, Mississippi and Washington, D.C.
Applications are being accepted from veterans with at least half of their service as an enlisted member, warrant, or limited-duty officer, and those who meet one of the following criteria:
- At least 60 years of age or older with an honorable discharge
- Retirees with 20 years of service or more
- Service-connected disability
- Served in a war zone or received hostile fire pay and have injuries, disease or a disability
Married couples with one member who meets the eligibility requirements above are also welcome.
Veterans who have been convicted of a felony or have drug, alcohol, or psychiatric problems cannot be admitted.
The Gulfport home has an outdoor pool, views of the Gulf of Mexico with a walking path to the beach.
The Washington, D.C. home has a wooded campus, fishing ponds, views of the U.S. Capitol and monuments and a world-famous golf course.
There are several different living arrangements available, including:
- Independent living
- Assisted living
- Long-term care
- Memory support
Those admitted to the Armed Forces Retirement Home are provided medical, dental and vision care, as well as private rooms with a shower, cable TV, and three daily meals.
There is also a wellness program, fitness center, movie theater, bowling center, hobby shops, recreational activities and resident day trips, a full-service library, barber shop, 24/7 security, beauty salon, computer center, mailboxes, ATM, campus PX/BX and off-campus shuttle and public transportation.
The 2019 rate for independent living is 46.7 percent of the resident's gross monthly income or $1,990, whichever is less. Much of the funding for the home comes from these fees as well as the monthly 50 cent deduction from all enlisted members' pay.
Veterans must be able to live independently upon admission to the home. This means being able to care for personal needs, attend a dining facility for meals, and keep all medical appointments.
For further information visit: https://www.afrh.gov.
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