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The Air Force Enlisted Village

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92 Sunset Lane
Shalimare , FL 32579
(866) 592-8327
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The Air Force Enlisted Village offers senior care in Okaloosa county and is operated by Air Force Enlisted Village and has a current rating of 10/10 based on 7 Review(s) by Senior Living users . The Air Force Enlisted Village is listed as a non-profit.

The Air Force Enlisted Village is a Veterans senior care provider. Learn more about religion base senior care.

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Name: The Air Force Enlisted Village
Address: 92 Sunset Lane
Location: Shalimare , FL 32579
County: Okaloosa
Phone: 850-869-9759
FAX: 850-863-1884
Website: www.afenlistedwidows.org/
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The Air Force Enlisted Village was founded in 1967 to provide a safe, secure and dignified place for indigent surviving spouses of retired Air Force personnel. The Village’s primary goal and focus is to “Provide a Home,” and financial assistance to these women. The surviving spouse with the greatest need is cared for first and none are refused assistance due to financial status. Low pay and frequent military moves leave some spouses without careers, home equities, retirement plans or any significant assets. Surviving spouses requiring financial assistance live here among peers sharing memories of Air Force life without the stigma normally associated with subsidized housing facilities.

The Air Force Enlisted Village (formerly the Air Force Enlisted Widows Home Foundation), was founded in 1967 after the Air Force Sergeant's association conducted a survey and found that over 50,000 widows of enlisted men were living in poverty. A group of active duty and retired Air Force noncommissioned officers with the assistance of former Air Force Chief of Staff General and Mrs. John D. Ryan set about to correct this deficiency. Their goal was to provide a home for surviving spouses of enlisted Air Force members. The Foundation was incorporated in Washington, D. C. in 1968 and granted federal tax-exempt status as a nonprofit 501(C)(3) corporation in 1971. The Village was recognized as an official Air Force charity in 1973. Support through the Air Force Assistance Fund was granted that same year and those donations are earmarked specifically for indigent widows.

 

The Air Force Enlisted Village offers independent living for seniors. Independent living is some times called active senior living, retirement living living or senior apartment living. Facilities like The Air Force Enlisted Village may also offer some health care but typically they are more focusing on providing stimulating and enjoyable activities for a more fulfilling retirement.

Most seniors in an independent living facility like The Air Force Enlisted Village have little or no specialized health care requirement. Most independent living facilities like The Air Force Enlisted Village offer a centralized emergency call system so that single seniors can get immediate help with any emergency. Please call (866) 363-2089 for assistance with this service.

The Air Force Enlisted Village offers assisted living to seniors. Assisted living is a service for people who need help with the activities of daily living (ADLs). Assisted living facilities are special facilities that span the gap between independent living communties and nursing homes.

Residents in an assisted living facilty like The Air Force Enlisted Village typically lead an active lifestyle but need help with some basic daily needs. Assisted living facilities offer services like assistance with medication, mobility, meal preparation, eating, bathing, dressing and housekeeping.

Typically assisted living facilities like The Air Force Enlisted Village require private pay in most cases. Assisted living is typcally not covered by Medicare and Medicaid but there are some exceptions. The typical cost for assisted living is about $2800 per month (U.S. average) for the basic program. Most facilities offer additional services at an additional cost. Please call (866) 363-2089 for assistance with this service.

The Air Force Enlisted Village offer skilled nursing services to seniors. Most nursing homes or skilled nursing facilties have skilled nursing aides available 24 hours a day. Nursing homes fall in between hospice care and assisted living on the care spectrum. Unlike a hospice that deals with patients that have terminal health complications, many skilled nursing facilities like The Air Force Enlisted Village are focused on maintaining or improving the health of the residents.

In general, Medicare/Medicaid doesn't cover long-term stays (over 100 days) in nursing homes like The Air Force Enlisted Village and they generally like to see patients discharged as soon as possible. Medicare does cover some skilled nursing and rehabilitative care after a hospital stay. Please call (866) 363-2089 for assistance with this service.

The Air Force Enlisted Village offers in home senior care. Home Care is a service where non-medical assistants (and some times medical personnel) help seniors with daily activities. This service can provide similar services to those offered in an assisted living facility. Before moving into a professionally run assisted living facility, many seniors can extend their stay at home by having an attendant help them with their activities of daily living (ADLs).

This is a rapidly growing option for many seniors that have budget constraints. The average cost for home senior care is $14 per hour. For those seniors with minor limitation, in-home care is a very inexpensive option when compared to an assisted living facility or nursing home.

The Air Force Enlisted Village supports residents in Okaloosa county and the surrounding areas. The Air Force Enlisted Village is owned and operated by Air Force Enlisted Village.

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