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Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Dublin, Georgia

 

Medical Foster Home (MFH) Program

What the Medical Foster Home Program Provides to Veterans

  • An option for dependent, frail or chonically ill Veterans who cannot live independently due to physical or mental limitations or disabilities.
  • One-on-one personal attention and care in a family setting.
  • An affordable option to long-term nursing home care. Cost per month is dependent on the care needs and income of the Veteran.
  • Quality care that includes room and board, 24-our supervision, medication management and assistance with daily tasks and personal care needs.
  • A negotiated yearly agreement between the caregiver, the Veteran, and/or responsible party, outlining thet cost to the Veteran and the care to be provided.

The Medical Foster Home Environment

  • The Medical Foster Home (MFH) Coordinator and the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Team are available to provide guidance, training, and assistance to the caregiver, as well as oversight and medical care to the Veterans.
  • To ensure one-on-one personal attention, homes are approved to care for only one or two Veterans. It is our hope that Veterans will be cared for like family and provided a permanent home.

The Caregiver & Home Requirements

  • Caregivers must be at least 21 years old, financially stable, have some formal or informal caregiving experience. He/she will be physically able to provide the care needed.
  • One-on-one personal attention and care in a family setting.
  • Caregivers must communicate effectively with the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Team and help with carrying out the Veteran's plan of care.
  • The home must be owned or rented by the caregiver; and the caregiver must live in the home (see the Medical Foster Home (MFH) Coordinator about eligibility regarding state approved personal care homes).
  • The home must be designed, equipped, and maintained to provide a home-like environment, as well as safety and supervision for the MFH Veteran.
  • The home must be located within 50 miles of the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center.
  • Homes must be approved by the VA Inspection Team for compliance with VA standards.

Medical Foster Home Program Benefits

  • The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center's Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Team provides primary medical care in the home with the goal of stabilizing the Veteran's health and avoiding hospitalizations.
  • Medical Foster Home (MFH) provides long-term care and companionship for Veterans and the opportunity for caregivers to give back to America's heroes.
  • Eliminates or delays the need for institutionalization when Veterans do not have family or caregivers able to meet their needs.
  • Provides our Veterans and their families with a new option for long-term care services.
  • Caregivers receive continuous training and support from the Medical Foster Home (MFH) Coordinator and Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Team.
  • Caregivers can earn income at home caring for Veterans.

For more information or to become a caregiver, contact MFH Coordinator LeRoy L. Griffin, LMSW, at 478-272-1210 ext. 2143 (toll free 1-800-595-5229 ext. 2143). You may also ask your Primary Care Provider about the MFH Team of specialists who can visit you in your home.

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Contact Info

Location

  • Bldg 12, Room 238

Contact Number(s)

  • 478-272-1210 Ext. 2143
  • 800-595-5229 Ext. 2143

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm