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VA Caregiver Support


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Caregiving and Mental Illness

Need strategies to ground you as you care for someone with mental illness?

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

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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. Eligible Veterans of all eras may benefit from these services, under the Program of General Caregiver Support Services. Call toll free 1-855-260-3274 to learn more.

As part of the VA MISSION Act, we’re working to increase access to the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC), which is now only available to eligible Veterans injured in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001. VA is not currently accepting PCAFC applications, for other era Veterans. For information and a timeline of the expansion, please visit:

General Caregivers Support Services

  • 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

Publications & Resources

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

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