United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Caregiver Support - Veterans
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20420-0002
Distance: 1231 Miles
Information, guidance and support for family and other informal caregivers, typically through in-person meetings, over the phone or using online communications
Several support and service programs are available for the family caregivers of a veteran. The programs are available both in and out of homes to help those who care for the veteran they love and for themselves.
Caregiver Support services include:
* Caregiver Support Line - (855) 260-3274
* Caregiver Support Coordinators
* Caregiver Support Mentoring Program
* Adult Day Health Care Centers
* Home-based primary care
* Skilled home care
* Homemaker and Home Health Aide program
* Respite care
* Home Hospice care
- Assistance with community resources
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
Assistance with the application process is available. Caregiver Support Coordinators are stationed at every VA Medical Center or dial toll-free 1-877-222 VETS (8387).
|Crisis Line - Veteran Crisis / Suicide Prevention||(800) 273-8255|
|Toll Free||(800) 827-1000|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
- Advocacy - Center for Women Veterans
- Burial and Memorial Benefits
- CHAMPVA Health Care Program
- Crisis Line
- Directory of Professionals - Veterans Administration (VA) Facilities
- Home Loan Eligibility and Benefits Services
- Information and Support - National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD)
- Life Insurance Program
- Medical Equipment and Supplies
- National Cemetery Administration
- Pension Benefits Programs
- Resources for Homeless Veterans
- Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) Program
- Veteran Benefits Assistance
- Veterans Choice Program
- Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC)
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RP-1400.8000-145Caregiver Counseling Definition
Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance in individual and/or group settings for family members, friends, significant others, non-familial caregivers or attendants who are caring for someone who has a serious illness or disability or who is elderly and increasingly unable to provide for his or her own care, and are feeling overwhelmed by their responsibilities and the effect that their caregiving role has had on their lives.
YD-3300Informal Caregivers Definition
Family members, friends, neighbors and others who assume responsibility for attending to the daily needs of individuals who are temporarily or permanently unable to care for themselves due to general frailty; illnesses, injuries or progressively debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or mental illness; or other incapacitating problems without compensation. Some, but not all, states have programs that help people pay for the caregiver of their choice, and in certain circumstances that can be a family member. Most of these programs have income and other eligibility requirements that the care recipient must meet, and strict rules often apply as to who can be paid for the caregiving. Benefits may also be available for veterans and their families through the Veteran's Administration.
YJ-2050Families of Military Personnel/Veterans Definition
The parents, children or spouses of people who are on active duty with one of the branches of the armed forces, who have retired from the armed forces following a military career, or who have been honorably discharged as veterans of military service. Included are families of deceased veterans.
Individuals who are former members of one of the branches of the armed forces and who, by length and type of services, honorable discharge or release or degree of disability, qualify for the benefits and privileges that are provided by law for ex-servicemen and women.