Medical Foster Homes - VA Northern California Health Care System
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Medical Foster Homes

Sacramento VAMC

VA Northern California Health Care System is pleased to announce the development of the Medical Foster Home Program (MFH). MFH is a voluntary program that offers safe, long-term care in a home setting. MFH is affordable care and is a great alternative to institutional care.

Medical Foster Homes:

The Veteran will receive care and regular visits by the VA Home Based Primary Care Team: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Social Worker, Dietician, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist & Recreational Therapist,

Medical Foster Homes Provide

  • Furnished private room
  • 24-hour care/supervision
  • Medication Management
  • Personal care (dressing, grooming, bathing etc)
  • Meals, laundry, cleaning
  • Flexible daily routine
  • Long term care option that encourages the highest level of independence
  • Transportation
  • Personalized care
  • A maximum of 3 veterans receiving care in the home
  • High levels of caregiver and veteran satisfaction
  • Assistance with chronic medical conditions

Medical Foster Caregivers

  • Must pass annual inspection by the VA Inspection Team
  • Criminal background checks
  • Home must be owned or rented by the caregiver
  • Must be 21 years or older, financially stable, complete application process
  • Are flexible and have positive problem solving skills
  • Have experience with patient care
  • Are physically able to provide the needed care
  • Must have written backup plan if unable to provide care
  • Must work with the VA Home Care team
  • Create a compassionate, family like environment
  • Complete bi-annual training

Deborah L. Taylor, MSW, LCSW
Medical Foster Home Coordinator

Contact Info


  • Sacramento VAMC

Contact Number(s)

  • 916-640-8419

Hours of Operation

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