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Care for Veterans

VA offers various services for Veterans with Family Caregivers. To sign up for any of these services, contact VA's Caregiver Support Line —1-855-260-3274, or your local Caregiver Support Coordinator.

Adult Day Health Care Centers
These centers are a safe and active environment with constant supervision designed for Veterans to get out of the home and participate in activities.

Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC)
This program delivers routine health care in your home when medical issues make it challenging for a Veteran to travel. This service can also include physical rehabilitation, mental health care for your Veteran, social work and referrals to VA and community services.

Home Hospice Care
During the advanced stages of a terminal disease, Home Hospice Care can offer comfort and supportive services for you and the Veteran you care for in your own home. An interdisciplinary team of health care providers and volunteers from a local community hospice agency is there for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Grief counseling is also available for you and other immediate family members.

Homemaker and Home Health Aides
This program provides in-home care to Veterans with personal care needs on a routine schedule. This care is arranged by the local VA medical center. 

Home Telehealth
Designed for Veterans who live at a distance from a VA medical center, the Home Telehealth program connects them with a care coordinator through technology (e.g., telephone, computers). These services may also include education and training or online and telephone-based support groups.

Respite Care
Respite care is an occasional way to take a break from your caregiving duties and relax, renew your energy, and avoid caregiver burnout. Veterans who require a caregiver may be eligible for up to 30 days of respite care each year. This care can be offered in your home, at a VA community living center, at a VA-contracted community residential care facility, or at an adult day health care center.

Skilled Home Care
This service provides medical care for homebound Veterans. The Skilled Home Care service is similar to Home-Based Primary Care, but involves VA purchasing care for a Veteran from a licensed non-VA medical professional.

Need Help?

Caregiver Support Coordinator
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. Enter your zip code to view contact information for your area.

Caregiver Support Line
With VA's Caregiver Support Line – 1-855-260-3274 – assistance is just a quick phone call away. If you're just getting started with VA, calling the Caregiver Support Line is a great first step to take to learn more about the support that's available to you.

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