Medical Foster Home - Lebanon VA Medical Center
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Lebanon VA Medical Center


Medical Foster Home

Medical Foster Home

The Medical Foster Home program is a safe alternative option to assisted living or nursing home care. The Veteran resides with a carefuly chosen caregiver and their family in their home. MFHs provide a friendly and homelike atmosphere where Veterans have freedom, independence and privacy. Caregivers are thoroughly screened and monitored on a continual basis.

To qualify for the Medical Foster Home program, a veteran must:

  • be diagnosed with a chronic disease or terminal illness
  • have a disabling condition, be dependent, or require assistance or supervision
  • unable to live independently
  • meet criteria for or already enrolled in Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)
  • have minimal family or community support and/or family is unable to provide 24-hour care
  • want to move from current home, assisted living or nursing home facility and is willing to live with non-family
  • have financial resources to pay caregiver

If you are a Veteran or you know a Veteran interested
in the Medical Foster Home Program, please call:
Jessica Lightner, Program Coordinator
Phone:  (717) 272-6621, Ext. 5694
Toll Free: 1(800) 409-8771, Ext. 5694



The Medical Foster Home Program provides Veterans:

  • An alternative option to nursing home placement and long-term care.
  • Primary care in the home in partnership with the VA Home Based Primary Care.
  • Alternative for dependent, chronically or terminally ill Veterans with limited family support.
  • Community-based living arrangement for adults who cannot live independently due to physical or mental disabilities.
  • Room and board, personal care, meals, protection and one-on-one attention.
  • Signed contract between MFH caregiver and the Veteran, family or legal representative.

Medical Foster Home Environment:

  • Private / semi-private room
  • Offers socialization
  • 24-hour supervision
  • Flexibility in daily routine
  • Choice
  • Permanent home
  • Safeguards against abuse
  • Family setting
  • Possibility for pets
  • Caregivers and relief caregivers are thoroughly screened.

Medical Foster Home

  • Safe and comfortable home setting.
  • Monthly planned and unplanned visits by VA staff.
  • Provides long-term healthcare in the home.
  • Offers personal care in the community.
  • An affordable alternative option to assisted living or nursing home care.
  • Meets the increasing demand for long-term care services.
  • Collaboration with HBPC including a Provider, Nurse, Social Worker, Dietician, Psychologist, Occupational and Rehabilitative Therapists.



Contact Info


  • Building 17, Fourth Floor, Room 485A

Contact Number(s)

  • 717-272-6621 Ext. 5694
  • 800-409-8771 Ext. 5694

Hours of Operation

  • 8 am to 4:30 pm