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Medical Foster Homes

What is a Medical Foster Home?

Medical Foster Homes are private homes in which a trained caregiver provides services to a few individuals. Some, but not all, residents are Veterans. A Medical Foster Home can serve as an alternative to a nursing home. It may be appropriate for Veterans who require nursing home care but prefer a non-institutional setting with fewer residents.

Medical Foster Homes are private residences where the caregiver and relief caregivers provide care and supervision 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This caregiver can help the Veteran carry out activities of daily living, such as bathing and getting dressed. VA ensures that the caregiver is well trained to provide VA planned care. While living in a Medical Foster Home, Veterans receive Home Based Primary Care.

VA Medical Centers with Medical Foster Home programs

This list includes the VA Medical Centers currently operating a Medical Foster Home program. However, many facilities are in various stages of development of their own programs. Please reach out to your VA social worker to inquire about when a Medical Foster Home will be available at your local facility.

Medical Foster Home in the News

Southern Living: Foster Families for Veterans Keep America’s Heroes in the Homes They Deserve

People Magazine: Indiana Family of Eight Fosters Three Veterans Who Are Disabled: ‘We’re One Big Family Now’

Are you interested in becoming a Medical Foster Home?

If you are interested in becoming a Medical Foster Home (MFH) Caregiver, review the Medical Foster Home Checklist for more information, then reach out to your local MFH Coordinator.

Medical Foster Home in Greenville, Indiana

Three war heroes, two parents and six kids live together in Greenville, Indiana as part of the Medical Foster Home Program.

Overview of the Medical Foster Home Program

Learn more about the Medical Foster Home Program and how the VA provides oversight. Take a tour of a Medical Foster Home. As one resident says, “It gives you more security, more feeling of belonging, and that’s good.”