The Aging Veteran Services Division is a program within the agency that was established to address the needs and concerns of our rapidly aging veteran demographic and their families. Currently more than 50% of Oregon veterans served during WWII, Korea and Vietnam eras and nationally, more than 12.4 million veterans are age 65 or older.
Long-term care needs for older Americans is a national concern. For the foreseeable future, older veterans and their families will increasingly need access to long-term care, adult foster care, home and community based services, as well as access to prosthetics, mental health care, health care, dental and hearing aids, and prescription medication.
According to the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, the population of adults 65 years and older will grow at a pace of 4% annually, and will comprise 22% of all Oregonians by 2040.
The Aging Veteran Services Division is the front line for connecting all aging veteran related benefits and resources. Currently, the division incorporates the operational management of the two Oregon Veterans’ Homes and Conservatorship program.