We recently joined with the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) to ensure that 40,000 veterans living in 160 state veteran nursing homes in the U.S. are able to live out their lives in safe, secure, enhanced quality of life environments free from the daily fear of crime, abuse, neglect, hostility, and deprivation of personal freedom, as provided through the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation’s Senior crime stoppers program.
“Protecting our nation’s 40,000 elderly veterans living in long-term care is a need that must be addressed, and I can’t think of a better way to get this done than by asking every bank in the country to allocate a portion of their annual budget to securing the Foundation’s successful Senior crime stoppers program,” said SHCPF Chairman, President & CEO Peter K. Gwaltney.
The Senior crime stoppers program is built on a zero tolerance to crime platform that is vigilantly maintained for the SHCPF residents, staff, management, and visitors. Each resident is provided their own personal lockbox to safeguard valuables. In addition, cash rewards up to $1,000 are posted on every crime incident that is reported to the SCS call center. Rewards are paid anonymously to tipsters having information about the crime incident reported. In addition, all facilities in the program display a membership charter and are provided regular in-service training for residents, staff and management together with employee oath sheets, yard signs and quarterly reporting of crime prevention status.
Because of our support, each veteran resident will be provided a specially designed veterans’ personal lock box. In addition, SHCPF will provide each state veterans nursing home with its annual Time of Your Life video exhibit for the resident’s enjoyment and each facility will receive an annual cash contribution for a Wish Comes True grant to be given to select veterans. Additionally, we were honored to receive recognition for our efforts at the Annual Veterans Initiative Awards presentation.