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G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center

Medical Foster Home

To learn more about the VA Medical Foster Home program please click on the links below to see the news broadcasts.

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 the Program Office at 1-800-949-1009 ext. 5036 or ext. 6213 Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.


 

                               


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