VA turns to foster care for veterans instead of putting them in nursing homes

The Medical Foster Home Program places military veterans with chronic, debilitating diseases into foster homes rather than assisted living facilities. These homes must meet strict regulations and the caregivers must be able to give care 24/7 or have relief help if they are unable to be there all of the time. This program decreases the number of trips and admissions to the hospital among participants, and offers them a living situation that is more similar to being in their own home.

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