The Richmond Fisher House is located at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center and is only one of many homes around the country for the families of veterans requiring significant or long-term medical care. The Fisher House Foundation was developed to aid those family members of veterans receiving medical health care by offering on-site living accommodations in as close to possible home away from home conditions.
Some of the families stay in the Fisher homes for long periods of time, so the accommodations have to be comfortable. The Richmond Fisher House is one of the largest such homes and contains:
- Over 16,000 square feet of living space;
- 21 Bedrooms;
- A dining room;
- A living room;
- A family room; and
- A communal kitchen.
Fisher House plays a vital role in helping families support those veterans undergoing treatment. Many families do not have the funds to pay for extended hotel stays. Fisher House serves more than just a financial role; they bring families together that eventually develop support systems for each other.
Fisher house provides more than just a place to stay, it attempts to provide a home away from home. Supporting family members undergoing medical therapy takes a toll on everyone involved. Staying at Fisher House gives people all the comforts they have at home at no cost:
- Washers and dryers;
- Personal bathrooms;
- Libraries of books and DVDs;
- Linens; and
- Play areas for children including an outdoor playground.
Sitting in a hospital all day can be stressful on both adults and children. Without these amenities, their stays would be much more stressful. There is no way to measure how critical the role Fisher House plays in family members staying in support of their veteran.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, contact LaVan & Neidenberg. You may be entitled to certain programs and benefits so contact our veterans disability rights firm today.