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Staying Strong

Staying Strong 

Taking care of the Veteran you love is often your primary focus for the day. But sometimes, staying strong for that Veteran and your family can feel exhausting, and leave you without much time for yourself.

VA can help. Visit the links below for information and tips to help you stay strong and stay informed. After all, your health is essential to your ability to keep providing for the Veteran you love.

Maintaining Balance

Maintaining Balance

Balancing caregiving, family and work can be both rewarding and challenging. You are juggling many different responsibilities, and VA understands that. In this section, find tips for creating balance in your life and keeping yourself healthy – get tips about how to ask for help when you need it, learn ways to help yourself feel focused and fully charged, and find joy in the small pleasures while caring for the Veteran you love. Remember, VA is here for you, too.

Caring for Yourself

Caring for Yourself

Have you ever had one of those days when you had to ask yourself, "Did I brush my teeth today?" It's a simple task, but an important one, and it's easy to forget about it when you're putting the Veteran you care for first. Remember that it's OK – and, in fact, very important – for you to stop and take a moment for yourself. It's not selfish. It's about doing what you need to do so you can stay healthy and be strong for yourself and the Veteran you love. In this section, learn more about helping yourself stay healthy and strong, avoiding burnout and other helpful tips about caring for yourself – even when it seems you have no time to spare.

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