This week on Northern Michigan Hometown Heroes, Jessica Selissen talks to Ron Oja, the administrator of D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans.
D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans is a “Michigan Veteran Home” that is located in Marquette and is currently the only veteran home in the Upper Peninsula.
The home accommodates individuals with a range of care needs, such as:
- Domiciliary Unit – Serves individuals requiring a structured environment.
- Skilled Nursing Unit – Serves individuals requiring long-term care or rehabilitation needs.
- Memory Care Unit – A 26-bed unit that serves individuals requiring assistance with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
In this episode, Ron and I discuss the history of the home, the medical care provided, and how Covid-19 affected the veterans home. Finally, we discuss the volunteer process and talk about how much fun I had volunteering at the home before Covid-19 closed in-person visits.
To learn more about D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, visit .