Veterans with long-term care needs in central Wisconsin will soon have a new choice in the place they call home. The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center has recently The Medical Foster Homes model. Medical Foster Homes are a model for addressing Veterans’ long-term care needs, while respecting their wishes to remain in their communities and close to their families. It is also a solution in cases where Veterans are unwilling to leave their homes to live in institutional settings, amidst safety and ethical concerns of them living alone. The homes are privately owned or rented homes of community caregivers living within a 50 mile driving radius of the Tomah VA Medical Center. The Tomah VA Medical Foster Home program has begun its search for caregivers, as well as Veterans who would prefer this additional choice in long-term care. If you are interested in residing in a foster home or becoming a caregiver please call the Tomah VA Medical Foster Home Program at 608-372-1229.