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The Veterans Health Administration's Medical Foster Home Program: Where Heroes Meet (Older) Angels.

Levy C, Haverhals L, Gilman C, Manheim C. The Veterans Health Administration's Medical Foster Home Program: Where Heroes Meet (Older) Angels. Generations (San Francisco, Calif.). 2018 Sep 1; 43(3):47-50.

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Abstract:

The Veterans Health Administration's Medical Foster Home (MFH) program is a long-term-care model in which veterans requiring personalized nursing home-level care live in the homes of private caregivers, who are recruited and screened by a VA MFH program coordinator. Often, these caregivers are older adults who are nearer to or older than retirement age. Seven years of research into the program has shown benefits in building community and improving quality of life for veterans, caregivers, and family members of veterans living in MFHs across the United States.





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