VETERANS AGING IN PLACE

This program is designed for a veteran who is a current homeowner, that does not currently meet his or her physical needs. An evaluation of the real property they own is performed for a needs assessment. Along with all required application information (Veterans Administration or Dept of Defense documentation, background and credit check, and signed releases) a committee reviews and determines final scope and budget for the project.

All services for VAPP are provided at no cost to the veteran. The objective is to restore both dignity and “quality of life” by creating an injury specific barrier free living environment utilizing the space and structure they have and pairing with Purple Heart Homes resources. These solutions can range from creating wheel chair access, widening doors, and renovating bathrooms to be accessible to constructing additions
creating a barrier free first floor living space.

In today’s market to sell a home in hopes to repurchase something more suited to your physical needs
is difficult at best. And as we age our injuries don’t go away, they often grow worse. Purple Heart Homes sees the added benefit of helping a Service Connected Disabled Veteran being able to stay in his or her home—not to be moved to a nursing home, not to be restricted to demoralizing realities in their daily lives. Whether or not you were thanked when you got off the plane or 40 years later—a proper reintegration
and social acceptance affects veterans’ lives.

Purple Heart Homes has witnessed firsthand the effects and positive changes that both local communities and their business partners have had on veterans who have served before Sept, 11 2001. VAPP works to optimize that potential for the community to embrace and perpetuate the cycle of giving and caring for America’s Service Connected Disabled Veterans.

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  • There are 3.4 million service-connected disabled veterans…
  • One in five veterans is under 35…
  • 25% are between the ages of 35-54…
  • 39% fall into the 55-74 age range…
  • One in five is 75 or older…
  • 96% of the disabled veterans are male…
  • 96% of the caregivers for veterans are women…
  • Caregivers of Vietnam Veterans are the most numerous…
  • Six in 10 caregivers are 50 years and older…
  • One in eight who are 65 and older…