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Burnt Out? OK, Now What?

Are you a caregiver worn out from caring and in need of some relief and renewal?

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Caregivers Journey to Self-Enrichment

A Caregiver's Journal

Rediscover yourself by making time to clear away the expectations of others, the roles, the chores, and the activities.

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Help at your Fingertips

Call VA’s Caregiver Support Line to access services or a local coordinator: 1-855-260-3274.

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MISSION Act

As required by the 2018 VA MISSION Act, expansion of the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers will begin when VA has fully implemented a required information technology (IT) system and certifies this to Congress.  VA is actively pursuing an IT solution. The timeline for completion and the subsequent certification is in development. VA will provide updates on the MISSION Act Website.

Under the current regulations for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers, only Veterans who incurred or aggravated a serious injury in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible to apply.

Once the IT system is successfully implemented, the expansion will occur in two phases, beginning with eligible Veterans who incurred or aggravated a serious injury in the line of duty on or before May 7, 1975. 

The final phase of the expansion is anticipated to begin two years later.  It will include eligible Veterans who incurred or aggravated a serious injury in the line of duty after May 7, 1975 to September 10, 2001.  VA looks forward to providing continued updates as to our progress.

Many services are already available to support caregivers of enrolled Veterans of all eras. For more information call the Caregiver Support Line toll free at 1-855-260-3274.


Support for Caregivers

Caregivers play an important role in the health and well-being of Veterans. The Caregiver Support Program offers training, educational resources, and multiple tools to help you succeed.  

Care for Caregivers

  • Caregiver Support Line
  • Peer Support Mentoring
  • Building Better Caregivers
  • Caring for Post-9/11 Veterans

VA In-Home & Support Services

  • Adult Day Health Care Centers
  • Home-Based Primary Care
  • Skilled Home Care
  • Homemaker & Home Health Aides

Tips by Diagnosis

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Parkinson’s Disease

Connect with Others

  • Peer Support Mentoring
  • Caregiver Support Coordinator
  • Caregiver Support Line Monthly Calls
  • Caregiver Stories

Tips & Tools

  • Managing Medicines
  • Talking with Providers
  • Caring for Oneself
  • Plan Ahead for Disasters

Publications & Resources

  • Seriously Injured Post-9/11 Veterans
  • Understanding Diagnoses
  • Managing Demands, Stress & Emotions
  • Maintaining Relationships

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