Texas Veteran Home Prepares for Grand Opening

Contact: Karina Erickson Press Secretary Texas General Land Office
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PRESS RELEASE — Jul 24, 2019

HOUSTON — The Richard A. Anderson Texas State Veterans Home is now accepting applications for Veterans to live in the brand-new, well accommodating Veterans home. The home was built specifically to assist and care for the brave men and women who served our country. The Richard A. Anderson home will open in the fall of 2019 and has 120 beds, of which 30 are designated to memory care. 

“Texas Veteran homes are unique in the fact that they provide and create a community of people who understand what it means to be a retired soldier,” said Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush, “Our highest priority is to show gratitude to our Veterans, their spouses, and Gold Star parents. It is truly an honor to have the responsibility of guaranteeing care and respect to our deserving heroes.”

There are many advantages to living in a Texas State Veterans Home, from the Veteran-centered care, VA per diem that helps alleviate some costs of care (including medication and therapy) and the camaraderie of living with fellow Veterans who have similar life experiences.

The Texas Veterans Land Board recognizes that Veterans are a very special and unique population, and therefore provides all home employees with specialized training to help them understand the military experience, as well as post-traumatic stress. The Richard A. Anderson home offers alternative therapy modalities to improve the quality of life for our residents such as equine, art, music and pet therapies. In addition, physical, occupational and speech therapy will be provided at the home.

The Richard A. Anderson Texas State Veterans Home represents an over $44 million-dollar investment in the city and will provide 120-140 full and part-time jobs for the city of Houston. The Home will host 120 residents in a small house neighborhood community, creating a state-of-the-art facility for our Veterans to receive the care they deserve.

Applications for the home can be found on the Veterans Land Board website here

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