Find Veteran Benefits in Florida
Posted in Uncategorized on April 17, 2017
More than 1.5 million veterans call Florida home, thanks to its strong connection to the aerospace/aviation industry, veteran benefits, enjoyable climate, and veteran benefits. By learning about and connecting to the long list of available benefits, Florida veterans can make the most of their budgets and time, making life after their military service as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.
Healthcare is a top concern for veterans and their families, and Florida offers numerous resources to help veterans live healthier, longer lives. With more than 100 clinics and outpatient locations throughout the state, there is most likely a VA health care location near you. VA healthcare facility services vary depending on size, with the largest locations typically offering a full range of health care, in- and out-patient treatments, and surgeries. Many also typically provide support services relating to counseling, caregiver support, and help for homeless veterans. Find a location near you or visit a location in one of Florida’s larger cities. For more information, you can also call (727) 518-3202, Ext. 5562.
Florida is home to 6 Veterans' nursing homes and 1 assisted living facility throughout the state. Basic admission requirements for these facilities include an honorable discharge, Florida residency for one year prior to admission, and certification of need by a VA doctor. These Florida nursing homes for veterans have earned the distinction of all being rated five stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS); according to CMS, nursing homes with five stars are considered to be in the top 20 % and have above average quality compared to other nursing homes in the state. Get more information and brochures on these Florida senior housing options.
Written by Megan Hammons