State homes for veterans are places that offer nursing home care, domiciliary or day care for adults. These facilities date back to before the Civil war era when many states made them to give shelter to disabled and homeless veterans. Veterans homes are owned, managed and operated by state governments. New Jersey homes for veterans have many wonderful benefits they offer to take care of our former soldiers.
New Jersey Veteran Memorial Homes
There comes a time when it becomes too difficult to care for our loved ones, whether they are aging, disabled or suffering mentally. For those responsible for the long-term care of a veteran in New Jersey, the right choice for them may be a New Jersey Veterans Memorial home. They are found in Menlo Park, Paramus and Vineland. The facilities offer long-term care with 24-hour nursing and medical care given by a full-time staff of doctors, RNs, nurse practitioners, LPNs and trained nursing assistants. There are many rehabilitative services available, which include speech therapy, physical and occupational therapies, and recreational activities that are supervised by licensed therapists.
Veterans Haven of New Jersey
Homeless New Jersey Veterans can take advantage of the transitional housing program in Winslow Township. Taking place in one large building on state property, there is a three-phase program: treatment, self-reclamation and community regeneration. The phases last three to six months each, and are customized to meet treatment needs of individuals and their vocational passions. Those eligible are referred from a VA Medical Center once they have been given a medical evaluation. In order to be admitted, the veteran has to agree to a long-term program that is aimed at psychological, vocational and social rehabilitation. The program is free of drugs and alcohol, with a staff made up of mental health, social work, addiction, nursing and vocational rehabilitation specialists.
New Jersey Stand Down Operations
Stand Down is a program that helps the homeless veterans of New Jersey battle life on the streets by providing many necessities: clothing, food, legal, mental and medical health assistance, job referrals and counseling, companionship and a place from the vets to socialize. Veterans and volunteers over 18 can become members of Stand Down. Volunteers must be willing to give time, effort and their resources to help in the programs for homeless vets.
New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA)
The New Jersey HMFA offers low rate mortgages that will give veterans and their families more buying power and savings that equal thousands of dollars in interest throughout the life of the loan. Residential mortgages are offered by HMFA to United States veterans via the Veterans Administration home buyer program. Private lenders that have been approved to take part in the programs originate most of the HMFA ownership loans.