News from Our Partners: Armed Forces Retirement Home Now Accepting Applications

The Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) - which offers affordable independent living to eligible veterans in its Washington, D.C., and Gulfport, Miss. locations, is now accepting applications for immediate residency.

The 2019 the rate for independent living is 46.7% of the resident's gross monthly income or $1,990.00, whichever is less.

Veterans must be able to live independently upon admission to the AFRH. This means being able to care for personal needs, attend a dining facility for meals, and keep all medical appointments.

For those accepted into independent living, we also offer higher levels of care - including assisted living, long-term care, and memory support.

85% of our residents spent a career in the military, retiring honorably in the enlisted ranks following 20 or more years of service to our Nation. Military veterans from each service branch live at the Home. The largest group represented served during the Korea and Vietnam eras.

In Washington, DC, AFRH offers residents a scenic, wooded campus just minutes from downtown - home to museums, monuments, and a host of entertainment, sports and other cultural options.

Amenities include a nine-hole golf course and driving range, walking paths, stocked fishing ponds, and modern recreation facilities.

In Gulfport, Miss. AFRH offers residents a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico, with an outdoor swimming pool, walking path to the beach, reflecting pool, art studio and modern media room.

Many veterans choose to live at AFRH for the superior medical, dental and vision care offered, with amenities that include: private rooms with a shower, cable TV, three delicious daily meals prepared by licensed nutritionists in our modern dining facility, a wellness program and deluxe fitness center, movie theater, bowling center and hobby shops.

Services include 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.

Persons are eligible to become AFRH residents who:

Served as members of the Armed Forces, at least one-half of whose service was not active commissioned service (other than as a warrant officer or limited-duty officer)

The following categories will be considered. Veterans (male or female) who are:

·        60 years of age or over; and were discharged or released under honorable conditions with 20 or more years of active service.

or

•        Have a service-connected disability incurred in the line of duty in the Armed Forces.

or

•        Served in a war theater during a time of war declared by Congress or were eligible for hostile fire special pay and are suffering from injuries, disease or disability.

Those who served in a women's component of the Armed Forces before June 12, 1948 and are determined to be eligible for admission because of compelling personal circumstances will also be considered.

Married couples who meet eligibility requirements above are welcome, as are non-military spouses of career-retired applicants. Please call us for details!

Veterans who have been convicted of a felony or are not free of drug, alcohol, or psychiatric problems are ineligible to become a resident.

For further information visit: https://www.afrh.gov

to request an application, visit:https://www.afrh.gov/apply 

Or contact the Office of Public Affairs at: admissions@afrh.gov  or 1-800-422- 9988.AFRH is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Continuing Care Retirement Communities.https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/newsevents/newsletter/Armed-Forces-Retirement-Home-.html