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small red arrowRespite Relief For Military & Veteran Caregivers...

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has teamed up with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to launch Respite Relief for Military and Veteran Caregivers, a new program that will offer caregivers in select regions of California, Texas, and Florida with access to no-cost, short-term relief during the COVID-19 crisis.

CareLinx is powering the emergency fund with a generous contribution of $1 million in professional in-home care services.

This program was launched as a direct response to the rapidly rising concerns of military and Veteran caregivers struggling under the pandemic. The CareLinx donation will provide 40,000+ hours of non-medical home care for 1,600+ caregivers and the wounded, ill, or injured warriors for whom they provide care.

Selected caregivers are eligible to receive 24 hours of no-cost short-term relief to be used until December 31, 2020. Please visit hiddenheroes.org/respite for additional information and to apply today!

Find  PTSD Family Support

If you are new to being a Family Caregiver, we know you're going through some significant life changes right now, and VA Caregiver Support is here to help.

Being the Family Caregiver of a Veteran can be difficult, demanding, exhausting, and rewarding. VA realizes new Family Caregivers need information, help and support. Remember to be patient with yourself learning to be a Family Caregiver takes time. During this period, know that VA Caregiver Support is here for you. The VA Caregiver Support Line 1-855-260-3274 is a great first step to learn more about the support that's available to you, and is staffed by caring professionals who can help.

Your local VA Caregiver Support Coordinator can also be a helpful resource, providing you with valuable information about services and support available to you. You can find your local Caregiver Support Coordinator by visiting our Help Near Home and entering your zip code.

The Caregiver Support website is designed to provide you with a wealth of information, tools and resources on family caregiving, but we know that there are times when you'd prefer to simply talk to someone.

Through VA's Caregiver Support Line and Caregiver Support Coordinators, you can find the support you need to provide the Veteran you care for with the best care at home. Both of these resources can help you find help that's close to your home.

VA Caregiver Support Line

Call toll-free to 1-855-260-3274
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. 11:00 p.m. ET
Saturday 10:30 a.m. 6 p.m. ET

When you call the VA Caregiver Support Line, assistance is just a quick phone call away while you're supporting a Veteran, we're here to support you. Sometimes, the best thing to do is just talk it out. We have the support and information you need.

Our sole purpose is to help you the wife or husband, mother or father, sister or brother, daughter or son, or loving family member or friend who cares for a Veteran. Know that you deserve support, too, and you are eligible for assistance.

The VA Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.

They can:

  • Tell you about the assistance available from VA.
  • Help you access services and benefits.
  • Connect you with your local family Caregiver Support Coordinator at a VA medical center near you.
  • Just listen, if that's what you need right now.

About Your Caregiver Support Coordinator

An advocate and friend, your local Caregiver Support Coordinator is there to help you, in the way you need. Your Caregiver Support Coordinator is a licensed professional who is devoted to providing you with useful information about the services and support available to you, and connecting you with other resources in your community.

You can get connected with your Caregiver Support Coordinator through this website (enter your zip code at the top of this page), through VA's Caregiver Support Line, or through the VA Medical Center near you.

Source: www.caregiver.va.gov

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