Senior Care for Veterans at The Manse

At The Manse on Marsh, San Luis Obispo’s premier independent and assisted living campus, we’re honored to have several veterans as residents of our community. Throughout the year, we celebrate the great men and women who serve and have served our nation by inviting the public to join us on The Manse on Marsh campus for special ceremonies and events to mark remembrances like Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

The Manse on Marsh is also proud to offer special recognition to our resident veterans in our “Wall of Honor,” where we feature photos of our vets while enlisted, and now.

Did you know that the government offers benefits for at-home-care and senior living for those retired veterans who served in war time? Veterans who are at least 65 years-old* and who served during war time (though not necessarily in actual combat) may be eligible for financial assistance through the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) that can be used to help pay for care. Spouses and surviving spouses of wartime veterans are also often eligible.

The largest piece of qualification for potential benefits is the service requirement, which requires that the veteran served at least 1 day during wartime. The dates that the VA considers wartime are below:

World War II:12/7/1941 through 12/31/1946

Korean Conflict:6/27/1950 through 1/31/1955

Vietnam War: 8/5/1964 through 5/7/1975, although veterans who served in Vietnam itself ("in country") as early as 2/28/1961 may also qualify.

Gulf War: 8/2/1990 to date TBD by U.S. government

Dates of service can be established from discharge papers. Senior veterans needing copies of lost discharge papers can request them from the National Archives, or by calling 314-801-0800.

About The Manse on Marsh

The Manse on Marsh is an exceptional senior living community providing independent and assisted living as well as palliative and respite care. The moment you walk in, you will notice “The Manse” difference — smiling residents enjoying each other's company, friendly staff greeting you, and the aroma of freshly-baked cookies. Experience what makes The Manse on Marsh an exceptional Senior Living Community. Contact us today to experience a tour, a sample of our dining cuisine and to meet a Community Relations Coordinator, plus save $1000 toward your living expenses when you contact us directly. Hurry, offer good for a limited time!