Connect with Others
Whether you are new to the role of caregiver or have years of experience, chances are you can benefit from the experience, skill, and wisdom of other caregivers. These resources will help you to find inspiration, strength, and support through the stories of caregivers like you.
Peer Support Mentoring
Caregivers of Veterans of all eras may participate in peer support mentoring, both as mentors and as mentees usually for 6 months. Mentors and Mentees communicate using email, telephone, and letter writing depending on what works best for both of them.
Mentors are volunteers with the Voluntary Services Department within the local VA medical center and receive training before being paired with another Caregiver.
Caregiver Support Line Monthly Calls
The Caregiver Support Line offers monthly telephone education groups, where caregivers can discuss self-care tips and ask questions on a variety of topics. Want to learn more about the monthly calls? Listen to a recording or view an educational handout.
Real-life Caregiver Stories
Your local Caregiver Support Coordinator is a licensed professional who can support you by matching you with services for which you are eligible, and providing you with valuable information about resources that can help you stay smart, strong and organized as you care for the Veteran you love.
Call VA’s Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274 to learn more about the support that is available to you and for assistance connecting with the Caregiver Support Coordinator at your local VA Medical Center.*By clicking on these links, you will leave the Department of Veterans Affairs Web site.