VA to dedicate newest Fisher House

DAYTON — The Dayton VA Medical Center, in partnership with Fisher House Foundation, Inc., is scheduled to host a dedication ceremony for the Dayton VA Medical Center Fisher House at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 on campus.

The 14,000-square foot “comfort home” includes 16 suites, each equipped with a private, handicapped-accessible bathroom. The common areas include a spacious kitchen, large communal living, dining and family rooms, laundry room and patio.

The Fisher House program provides “a home away from home” for the family members and caregivers of Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. These homes provide temporary accommodations so that family members and caregivers can be close to their hospitalized loved ones during a medical crisis, allowing them to focus on what’s important – the healing process.

Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and Veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital it serves. Fisher House Foundation ensures there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $400+ million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.