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Medical Foster Care for Veterans

Nov 29, 2018

Caregiver Patrice Taylor and US Army veteran Peter Samaras. Samaras moved in with Taylor six years ago to receive full-time care through the VA Maryland Health Care System's medical foster care program.
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We learn how the VA Maryland Health Care System is offering some disabled veterans an alternative to institutional care; instead, up to three veterans move into the home of a full-time caregiver. Coordinator Nicole Trimble describes the delicate matchmaking process. And we hear from US Army veteran Peter Samaras, who moved in with caregiver Patrice Taylor six years ago.

Click here for more information about the VA Maryland Health Care System's medical foster care program.