Social Work Service - Cincinnati VA Medical Center
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Cincinnati VA Medical Center


Social Work Service

Medical Foster Home Program


Medical Foster Home (MFH) is a type of Community Residential Care (CRC) 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. The MFH is appropriate for certain Veterans who meet a nursing home level of care and prefer a non-institutional setting for their long-term care.

The MFH Coordinator finds a caregiver in the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State area   who is willing to take a Veteran into their home and provide 24-hour supervision as well as needed personal assistance. The expectation is that this is a long-term commitment, where the Veteran may live for a few years, but often for the remainder of his or her life. The Veteran pays the caregiver approximately $1,500 to $3,000 per month, depending upon their care needs and the situation.

What the Medical Foster Home Program Provides to Our 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 VA 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.

Contact Info


  • Cincinnati VAMC
    1st Floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 513-861-3100 Ext. 6329
  • 513-487-6067

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00 am to 4:30 pm