Medical Foster Home Program - VA Central Ohio Healthcare System
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VA Central Ohio Healthcare System


Medical Foster Home Program


The Medical Foster Home Program (MFH) is a voluntary program that offers safe, long-term care in a home-like setting for VA Healthcare eligible Veterans. The MFH caregiver resides in the home and provides 24/7 care for the Veteran. MFH is an affordable, private pay, comprehensive care housing alternative for Veterans.

Learn more about our program by watching this VA Medical Foster Home YouTube video and this CBS Morning Show segment featuring a current Medical Foster Home family.

Services Provided at Medical Foster Home

  • Furnished private or semi-private room
  • 24-hour care
  • Medication management
  • Personal care (dressing, grooming, bathing etc.)
  • Meals, laundry, cleaning
  • Flexible daily routine
  • Long-term care option
  • Signed care agreement between caregiver and the Veteran or legal representative
  • Personalized care
  • VA Recreation Therapist

VA Provides

  • Home oversight through annual home inspections & unannounced compliance visits
  • Assistance with maximizing VA benefits, when eligible
  • Case Management through a Home Based Primary Care team: Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Social Worker, Dietitian, Psychologist, Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapist

Medical Foster Homes & Caregivers

  • All Caregivers must provide proof of background clearance
  • Home must pass annual inspection by the VA Inspection Team
  • Home must be owned or rented by the caregiver
  • Caregiver must be 21 years or older and financially stable
  • Caregivers are flexible and have problem solving skills
  • Caregivers live in the home and are experienced with providing daily hands-on patient care
  • Caregivers are physically able to provide the needed care based on a physician’s medical clearance
  • Caregiver must have written backup plan if unable to provide care
  • Caregiver ensures a welcoming, family-like atmosphere
  • Caregivers must work collaboratively with the VA Home Care team
  • Caregiver completes annual training
  • Caregivers are CPR certified


  • Private pay- average rates are based on care needs: $2000 to $3500We currently have homes in the following areas:

Program Homes

  • New Albany
  • Canal Winchester
  • Whitehall
  • Marysville
  • Zanesville
We are currently recruiting for homes and caregivers, particularly in the following areas: The Greater Columbus Area, as well as Madison, Marion, Delaware, and Licking Counties.

Contact Info


  • 420 N. James Rd
    Columbus, OH 43219
    1st Floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 614-257-2966

Hours of Operation

  • M-F 8a.m.-4:30p.m.