Emily Rice Published

VAMC Seeks Caregivers For Veterans

A female caregiver comforts an older man.
Choosing a home health agency can be even more difficult than picking a nursing home.

The Beckley VA Medical Center (VAMC) is seeking caregivers for the new Medical Foster Home Program.

Medical Foster Homes are private residences where the caregiver provides care and supervision 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

These are community-based living arrangements for veterans who cannot live independently due to physical or cognitive impairment. Their caregiver is available to help the veteran carry out activities of daily living such as bathing and getting dressed.

These homes are an alternative to traditional nursing home care by opting for a natural and therapeutic home environment. While living in a Medical Foster Home, veterans receive Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC).

VAMC rigorously assesses caregivers’ abilities and level of compassion, alongside a federal background check and a professional home inspection.

A Beckley VA Medical Foster Home coordinator will make monthly visits, while the HBPC team provides routine in-home care for veterans.

If you are interested in becoming a caregiver in the Medical Foster Home program, please contact the Medical Foster Home Coordinator, Brittany Henderson at 304-207-7370 or 304-255-2121 ext. 4657.