Medical Foster Home program - Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System
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Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System


Medical Foster Home program

Learn about the Gulf Coast Veterans HCS 
Medical Foster Care Program

What is a Medical Foster Home?

  • An affordable option for long-term care. Cost per month is based on the care needs and income of the Veteran.
  • A safe and caring home in the community where the Veteran receives 24-hour care and supervision in a family setting.
  • Medical care within the home provided by the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) team.

Program Eligibility

  • Veterans who are unable to safely live independently due to functional, cognitive, or psychosocial impairment.
  • Veterans who prefer a non-institutional setting for their long-term care, but do not need nursing home or hospital care if a Medical Foster Home (MFH) is available.
  • Veterans who have financial resources to pay the cost of care. The financial agreement is between the caregiver and the Veteran and/or Veteran’s family and/or legal representative.

Caregiver and Home Requirements

  • Caregiver must be at least 21 years old, financially stable, and have some formal or informal caregiving experience.
  • Caregiver must be willing to accept and follow the Veteran’s treatment plan and meet all training requirements.
  • The home must be owned or rented by the caregiver, and must be the caregiver’s primary residence.
  • Home must have first-floor bedrooms, including caregiver’s, and first-floor bath.
  • The home must be designed, equipped, and maintained to provide a home-like environment, as well as safety and supervision for the MFH Veteran.
  • Residences are limited to no more than three Veterans.

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To learn more about the Medical Foster Home Program, please contact a Medical Foster Home Coordinators:



Linda Sue Kelley, LCSW
400 Veterans Avenue
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 523-4664 Office
(228) 243-7146 Cell

Kelly Estle, LCSW, DCSW
1504 Springhill Avenue
Mobile, AL 36604
(251) 219-3968 office
(251) 241-5597 cell

Cindy Bradford, LCSW
790 Veterans Way
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 912-2297 office
(850) 293-9859 cell


Individuals interested in becoming a caregiver are also encouraged to call.

Contact Info


  • Biloxi Campus

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-296-8872 Ext. 34664
  • 866-927-1420 Ext. 32297

Hours of Operation

  • Biloxi 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    JACC 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.