The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Foster Home program provides housing and care for more than 1,000 veterans in 42 states and Puerto Rico, serving as an alternative to nursing home care for those who cannot live safely on their own. Veterans pay their caregivers $1,500 to $3,000 a month, depending on location. VA accepts only foster homes that meet strict qualifications. For the veterans, it is a chance to live in a home setting with caregivers who treat them like family. The program has slightly more than 700 licensed caregivers who live full time with the veterans and provide round-the-clock supervision and care. For more information, visit the VA website and watch the YouTube video.
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