Veteran’s Day 2016
It’s no surprise that during the last 34 years, Family Eldercare’s services have reached, touched, and in some cases, completely changed the lives of Texas Veterans through every one of our services.
In fact, as part of the hard work and dedication that Family Eldercare has been able to provide to veterans in Central Texas, we received a $125,000 fund through the Veterans Assistance Grant for the Money Management Project, from the Texas Veterans Commission for Travis and Williamson Counties for the last three years.
“Veterans have been served through every one of our services since the establishment of Family Eldercare in 1982,” said Kent Herring, CEO. “We know how competitive the process is in securing funding in Austin, and we are incredibly proud and honored that the Texas Veterans Commission recognized the impact our mission and our staff make in this community, particularly through our proud work with veterans.”
We are also honored to employ several honorable veterans as well, including our Manager of In Home Care and Caregiver Services, Brian Cavuto. This former marine oversees the daily operations that provide more than 30,000 hours of in home care to seniors, disabled adults, and those who care for them.
Before joining the ranks of Family Eldercare, Cavuto served as a Marine Sergeant including two tours of duty in Iraq. He was instrumental in the successful setup and operation of armor installation and maintenance sites in Iraq and Kuwait, successfully orchestrated and executed movement of second-generation military armor valued at tens of millions of dollars.
Cavuto is a decorated veteran with Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, and a Global War on Terror Service Medal along with other commendations.
In reflection of this day, Cavuto commented, “To me, Veteran’s Day is an opportunity to give thanks to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines for their service and the sacrifices they made during their service. I think sometimes we take what veterans went through and where they’ve been for granted; not knowing that in many cases it shapes the person they are today. It’s nice to celebrate them and let them know we truly are thankful for the fact that they stood up to defend this country.”