VA Offers Long-Term Care At Foster Homes in Florida
Posted Mar 30 2009 3:50pm
This is new concept being tried in Florida and perhaps could work well with a good match of families and the veteran, as there’s nothing worse than being stuck in a facility without some human interactions. BD
(CBS/AP) Some veterans are being placed in foster homes where they can receive medical care while maintaining their independence. The Department of Veterans Affairs' Medical Foster Home Program is designed to provide disabled or chronically-ill veterans of all ages with long-term care outside of traditional nursing homes or hospitals. Program coordinator Kristin Maxwell says about 30 veterans in South Florida will be placed in foster homes in the next year.
Foster care-givers will receive up to $3,000 a month, depending on a veteran's medical needs. The money covers food, laundry, transportation and other necessities.