VA Offers Home Care Alternative

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is expanding its Medical Foster Home program to include more locations. The program allows veterans to live in private homes where a trained caregiver provides 24/7 service for the veteran. VA inspects and approves all Medical Foster Homes, which can serve as an alternative to a nursing home. While living in a Medical Foster Home, veterans receive Home Based Primary Care services, but veterans will have to pay for the Medical Foster Home themselves or through other insurance. A VA social worker or case manager can help with eligibility guidelines for Home Based Primary Care and Medical Foster Home care. For more information, visit the VA website.

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