The Ussery-Roan Texas State Veterans Home in Amarillo opened in 2007 and provides first-class long term care for up to 120 residents, including up to 30 Alzheimer's residents in a separate, secured unit. Created and operated exclusively for Texas veterans, their spouses and Gold Star parents, the Amarillo home offers superior care that is Medicare and Medicaid certified.
The certified, secured Alzheimer's unit provides specialized care in beautiful surroundings. The Alzheimer's unit includes cozy visiting areas, a special activity area and a private dining room. A pleasant outdoor, secured courtyard surrounds the Alzheimer's unit for the comfort and convenience of the residents. History of the Home Amarillo was chosen by the VLB as the site for the seventh Texas State Veterans Home in 2003.
The home is named after two Panhandle heroes: former VLB member and longtime veterans advocate Mike Ussery and Medal of Honor recipient Marine PFC Charles Howard Roan. Roan died on Pelelieu when he threw himself on a grenade to save his fellow Marines. Ussery was a member of the Veterans Land Board and a longtime veterans advocate instrumental in getting a Veterans Home for Amarillo. He died just before the groundbreaking for the home. Commissioner Jerry Patterson dedicated the Ussery-Roan Home on April 4, 2007.