Medical Foster Home Program - Kansas City VA Medical Center
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Kansas City VA Medical Center


Medical Foster Home Program

Veterans | Caregivers

Medical Foster Home Program (MFH) is a voluntary program that offers safe, long-term care in a home like setting. MFH is an affordable comprehensive care housing alternative for Veterans. The program is managed by Home Based Primary Care of the Kansas City VA Medical Center.

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Medical Foster Homes

medical foster home program houseRegular comprehensive case management visits are made by the VA Home Based Primary Care Team: (Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Social Worker, Dietitian, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist & the MFH Recreational Therapist).


  • Furnished private room
  • 24-hour care plan--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
  • Long term care option
  • Signed care agreement between caregiver and the Veteran or legal representative
  • Personalized care
  • Maximum of 3 residents per home
  • High levels of caregiver and veteran satisfaction
  • Service Area- 50 mile radius from the Excelsior Springs, MO CBOC & 30 mile radius from the Kansas City VA Medical Center

Medical Foster Home Veterans

Medical Foster Home Caregivers

medical foster home participant and caregiver

  • Must pass annual inspection by the VA Inspection Team
  • Must have a valid state foster care license to provide care
  • Must be owned or rented by the caregiver
  • Must be 21 years or older and financially stable
  • Are flexible and have positive problem solving skills
  • Caregivers live in home and are experienced with providing daily hands on patient care
  • Are physically able to provide the needed care
  • Must have written backup plan if unable to provide care
  • Ensures a friendly homelike atmosphere
  • Must work with the VA Home Care Team
  • Complete annual training.
  • Create a compassionate, family like environment


Private pay--Average rates are based on care needs: $1500 to $3000
For more information please call 816-922-2009.

Contact Info


  • Kansas City VA
    Room VB-611

Contact Number(s)

  • 816-922-2009
  • 800-525-1483 Ext. 52009

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.