Medical Foster Home, Social Work - Central Texas Veterans Health Care System
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Medical Foster Home, Social Work

"Where Heroes Meet Angels"
 
Medical Foster Home (MFH) is a private care home chosen by the Veteran who is unable to live independently, as a preferred means to receive family-style living with room, board, and personal care. The MFH is matched with the Veteran’s physical, social, and emotional needs, including supervision and protection.  MFH is appropriate for certain Veterans who meet a nursing home level of care, prefer a non-institutional setting for their long-term care, and do not need nursing home care if MFH is available.

The MFH coordinator finds a caregiver in the community who is willing to take a Veteran into their home and provide 24-hour supervision as well as needed personal assistance.  VA provides comprehensive primary care through the interdisciplinary home care team, and the Veteran pays the caregiver.  The expectation is that this is a long-term commitment, where the Veteran may live for a few years, and often for the remainder of his or her life.  VA does not pay or contract for MFH services. Rather, the Veteran pays the caregiver approximately $1800 to $3000 per month depending upon the care needs and situation. 

The VA interdisciplinary home care team is a necessary and integral component of MFH, usually provided through either Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) or Spinal Cord Injury Home Care (SCI-HC).  Staff from these programs make home visits to provide home assessment, caregiver support and education, and patient care.

Caregivers in Medical Foster Homes offer:
24-hour supervision
Personal care 
Medication management
Private or semi-private room
Three meals/snacks daily 
Caring relationships within the home
Stable and safe home setting
Possibility for pets
Socialization and recreation

Contact Info

Location

  • Temple, Bldg. 209

Contact Number(s)

  • 254-742-4927

Hours of Operation

  • M-F, 8:00a - 4:30p