New Caregiver Support Program for Vets
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers assistance to caregivers. Caregivers provide a valuable service for Veterans and are “partners” with the VA in providing excellent health care. Caregivers allow Veterans to remain in their own home and also play a important role in supporting Veterans who are hospitalized or living outside their home.
VA now provides additional support to eligible post-9/11 Veterans who elect to receive their care in a home setting from a primary Family Caregiver. Eligible primary Family Caregivers can receive a stipend, training, mental health services, and access to health insurance if they are not already under a health care plan.
For more information, see the website at: http://www.caregiver.va.gov/.