Adult Family HomesExpand Content (accessible version)
- What are Adult Family Homes?
- Am I eligible for an Adult Family Home?
- What services can I get?
- How do I decide if this is right for me?
- What do Veterans and caregivers say?
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What are Adult Family Homes?
Adult Family Homes (also called Adult Foster Homes) are places where Veterans can live in a rented room.
They are private homes where a few residents (6 or less) rent rooms. The homes have shared common spaces and Veterans might share a bedroom and bathroom with another person.
There is a trained caregiver on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This person can help the Veteran with activities of daily living (e.g., bathing and getting dressed). VA may also be able to provide a health professional (e.g., a nurse) to come to the Adult Family Home and give the Veteran extra care.
The VA does not pay for the Veteran's rent, which usually includes basic services. However, the VA may pay for some of the extra services, such as nurse visits, that a Veteran may need in an Adult Family Home.