G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center

Medical Foster Home

To learn more about the VA Medical Foster Home, please watch 

The American Veteran video

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40153870/vp/49934637#49934637


 

For more information about the Jackson VA Medical Foster Home, please contact Yolanda R. Davis, LCSW at 1-800-949-1009 ext. 5036 or Lori Love, LPN, MBA at ext. 6213.                                                                                 

                               


The Medical Foster Home (MFH) Program provides Veterans: 

  • Safe long term care in home setting
  • An alternative to nursing home placement and long-term care
  • Home Based Primary Care Services which include an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Social Worker, Dietitian, Psychologist, and Rehabilitation Therapist 
  • An alternative to dependent, chronically or terminally ill veterans with limited family support who prefer a family setting for their long term care
  • Community-based living arrangement for adults who cannot live independently due to  physical or mental problems or disabilities
  • Protection, personal care, and room and  board with one-on-one attention in a family setting

Medical Foster Home Environment:

  • Private / semi-private room 
  • Variety of relationships
  • 24-hour supervision
  • Flexibility in daily routine
  • Choice
  • Permanent home
  • Safeguards against abuse
  • Signed contract between Medical Foster Home caregiver and the veteran, family, or legal representative
  • Possibility for pets
  • Meal, laundry, cleaning
  • Medication Management
  • Personalized care
  • Care ratio no more than three residents to one caregiver with a maximum of 3 residents

Medical Foster Home  Benefits:

  • Provides long-term health care
  • Offers assisted living that is more affordable to Veterans 
  • Meets the increasing demand for long term care services
  • Offers personal care in the community
  • Home Based Primary Care

Medical Foster Home (MFH) Program requirements for homes: 

  • Must be owned or rented by the caregiver, and the home must be the caregiver's actual place of residence
  • Be located, designed, equipped, and maintained to provide a home-like environment, safe care, and supervision for residents
  • Pass annual inspection by VA Inspection Team
  • Meet all state and local licensure requirements and regulations, including construction, fire, maintenance, and sanitation regulations
  • Meet the proper provisions of the most current edition of the National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code

MFH Program requirements for Caregivers:

  • Complete an application and have an interview with the MFH Program Coordinator and other staff as needed, be financially stable, and be at least 21 years old
  • Have formal or informal experience in patient care
  • Be physically able to provide the needed care, and have a written backup plan with relief people if unable to provide care
  • Be able to tell the Home Based Primary Care Team changes in the veteran’s normal appearance, behavior, or health, and be willing to accept and follow the veteran’s treatment plan
  • Ensure a friendly and homelike atmosphere within the residence
  • Complete required VA training

 Funding

  • Veteran pays the foster home caregiver directly for care, supervision, room, and board
  • VA will assist to maximize benefits as Veterans is eligible
  • Caregivers can receive between $1,500 to $3,000 a month based on the level of care provided