CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Veterans Administration is trying to find ways to keep some Wyoming veterans from having to live in nursing homes unnecessarily.

The VA is establishing a foster care-style program for veterans in the state who don't need around the clock care but also don't have families available to help them with things like taking their medication. The Associated Press reported Monday that the veterans could live in a caretaker's home and veterans' assistance payments would pay for their care.

The VA is recruiting caretakers, who can earn between $1,500 and $3,000 a month.

The program has been implemented in 35 states.