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Medical Foster Home Programs

by Deah on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 8:46 AM

Medical Foster Home Programs (MFH) are a wonderful solution to a serious problem for our senior loved ones, especially senior veterans. MFHs are private homes in which trained caregivers provide services to a couple of individuals. Eligibility requires that you are enrolled in Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), and a designed home is available. There are VA social workers who can help you with eligibility guidelines and application for MFH care.

According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), they will inspect and approve all homes that make application to become a MFH. The VA will continue inspections to make sure these homes continue to meet their requirements. Through these medical foster homes, senior veterans who can no longer live on their own can apply to reside in one of these private homes. They are matched with homes and caregivers who most closely match all their needs.

Each of these medical foster homes has a trained caregiver on duty 24/7. They help a senior vet with all activities of daily living; such as meal preparation, bathing, dressing, transportation and medications. The vet’s care is overseen by VA regulated physicians, nurses and social workers through the HBPC.

The cost of a MFH will vary and are determined on an individual basis, depending on the vet’s income and the level of care they require. There may be other services that can help cover the cost based on the vet’s status and financial information.

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Lori Paterno, M.Ed. Has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling From Penn State University.  She has over 20 years professional experience in Human Services, Counseling, and Education.

Lori Paterno, M.Ed. Has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling From Penn State University.  She has over 20 years professional experience in Human Services, Counseling, and Education. 
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