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Dayton VA Medical Center, Ohio


Medical Foster Home

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What the Medical Foster Home Program Provides to Veterans

  • 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.
  • 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 inspected by a VA Inspection Team, and specific standards must be met to obtain approval for participation in the MFH program.
  • Residences are limited to no more than three Veterans.

More Information

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Contact Info


  • Building 320
    1st Floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 937-268-6511 Ext. 3604

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 am to 4:30 pm