Medical Foster Home - G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center
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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 watch Medical Foster Home Program for Veterans, and The American Veteran-Medical Foster Home Program

MFH Program Provides Veterans

  • Safe long term care in home setting
  • An alternative to nursing home placement
  • Home Based Primary Care Services which include a Nurse Practitioner, Nurses, Social Worker, Dietitian, Psychologist, and Rehabilitation Therapist, Chaplain
  • 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

MFH Environment

  • Private / semi-private room
  • Variety of relationships
  • 24-hour supervision
  • Flexibility in daily routine
  • Permanent home
  • Safeguards against abuse
  • Possibility for pets
  • Meals, laundry, cleaning
  • Medication Management
  • Personalized care
  • No more than three residents to one caregiver with a maximum of 3 residents

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

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 for Veterans who are eligible

Contact Info

Location

  • Social Work Service

Contact Number(s)

  • 888-530-5854 Ext. 22707
  • 601-882-2707

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon - Fri