Medical Foster Home - VA Hudson Valley Health Care System
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VA Hudson Valley Health Care System

 

Medical Foster Home

Medical Foster Home Logo What is a Medical Foster Home?

  • An affordable option for long-term care. Cost per month is based on the care needs and income of the Veteran.
  • A safe and caring home in the community where the Veteran receives 24-hour care and supervision in a family setting.
  • Medical care within the home provided by the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) team.

Program Eligibility

  • Veterans who are unable to safely live independently due to functional, cognitive, or psychosocial impairment.
  • Veterans who prefer a non-institutional setting for their long-term care, but do not need nursing home or hospital care if a Medical Foster Home (MFH) is available.
  • Veterans who have financial resources to pay the cost of care. The financial agreement is between the caregiver and the Veteran and/or Veteran's family and/or legal representative.

Caregiver and Home Requirements

  • Caregiver must be at least 21 years old, financially stable, and have some formal or informal caregiving experience.
  • Caregiver must be willing to accept and follow the Veteran's treatment plan and meet all training requirements.
  • The home must be owned or rented by the caregiver, and must be the caregiver's primary residence.
  • Home must have safe and accessible bedrooms and bathrooms.
  • The home must be designed, equipped, and maintained to provide a home-like environment, as well as safety and supervision for the MFH Veteran.
  • Residences are limited to no more than three Veterans.

    Medical Foster Home

    To learn more about the Medical Foster Home Program, please contact FaLisia Cotten, Medical Foster Home Coordinator, at 845-831-2000 ext. 5033 Individuals interested in becoming a caregiver are also encouraged to call.

    Contact Info

    Location

    • Montrose and Castle Point Campus

    Contact Number(s)

    • 845-831-2000 Ext. 5033

    Hours of Operation

    • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm