Medical Foster Home Program - Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
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Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital


Medical Foster Home Program

The Medical Foster Home Program offers safe, long-term care in the home of an approved MFH Caregiver. It is an affordable comprehensive care housing alternative for Veterans.

The Veteran will receive:

  • A furnished private room
  • 24-hour plan of care.
  • The caregiver lives in home and provides hands on daily care
  • Medication Management
  • Personal care (dressing, grooming, bathing etc)
  • Meals, laundry, cleaning
  • Flexible daily routine with various recreational options
  • Maximum of 2 residents per home
  • High levels of caregiver and Veteran satisfaction
  • A signed care agreement between caregiver, Veteran or his/her legal representative
  • Home Based Primary Care provided for the Veteran in the Medical Foster Home
  • Metro Area - Expanding to serve Hines and the clinics affiliated with Hines. Exact locations are dependent upon the Home Based Primary Care catchment area

Medical Foster Home Caregivers:

  • Caregivers live in home and are experienced with providing daily hands on patient care
  • Must be physically able to provide the needed care per physician determination
  • Provide a compassionate, friendly, family environment. This is not shift care nursing
  • Home must be owned or rented by the caregiver
  • Must be 21 years or older and financially stable
  • Must have written backup plan if unable to provide care
  • Must pass initial and annual inspection by the VA Inspection Team
  • Must be flexible and have positive problem solving skills
  • Must work with the VA Home Based Primary Care Team and complete annual training

This is a long-term commitment to the Veteran where he/she may live for many years, often for the remainder of their life and the Medical Foster Home Program is seeking dedicated caregivers, who live in ranch homes, with compassion, skills and a heart desire to care for our disabled Veterans with complex medical needs.

Contact Info


  • Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

Contact Number(s)

  • 708-202-7878

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm