Publications & Resources by Topic
- Caring for a Seriously Injured Post-9/11 Veteran
- Communicating about Your Needs
- Understanding Diagnoses
- Managing Demands, Stress and Emotions
- MainMaintaining Relationships
- PsychArmor Institute’s School for Military Veteran Caregivers and Families
- Moving Around Safely
Caregivers of eligible post-9/11 Veterans and Servicemembers may be eligible for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. Caregivers participating in the program are eligible for a monthly stipend, travel expenses for medical appointments, access to health care insurance, mental health counseling, training opportunities, and respite care.
- Program Eligibility and Application Details (PDF)
- Eligibility Check and Program Application (SITE)
- Appealing Decisions (PDF)
- Program FAQs (SITE) – (new)
- Choosing your words: Harnessing the Power of Communication (PDF)
- Starting the Conversation: Advanced Care Planning (PDF)
- Understanding Long-Term Care Options (PDF)
- Alzheimer’s Disease (PDF)
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) (PDF)
- Managing Difficult Behaviors in Dementia (Fact Sheet)
- Managing Dementia Behaviors: ABC’s for Caregivers (Video Series)
- Information and Support for In-Home Dementia Caregivers (Video Series)
- Mental Illness
- Balance in the Eye of the Storm: Self Care When Caring for a Loved One with Mental Health Concerns (PDF)
- Standing on Solid Ground: Finding your Path along the Challenging Road of Caregiving and Mental Illness (PDF)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS) (PDF)
- Parkinson’s Disease (PDF)
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (PDF)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) (PDF)
- Vital Connections: Restoring Balance in the Most Challenging Times (PDF)
- Negotiating the Emotional Milestones of Aging, Illness and Caregiving (PDF)
- Tempering the Tyrant: Finding Anger’s Rightful Place (PDF)
- Stepping into Stillness: Maintaining Your Center of Gravity When Caring for a Veteran Loved One (PDF)
- Finding Comfort in the Healing Gifts of the Season (PDF)
- Preserving Caregivers on the Front Lines (PDF)
- Making my Goals Matter (PDF)
- Good Grief: Finding Hope in the Necessary Losses of Being a Caregiver (PDF)
- Exploring Problem Solving Skills for Caregivers (PDF)
- Creating a Space for You: Caring for a Loved One at Home (PDF)
- Caregiver Self Care: Embracing the Magic in the Moment (PDF)
- Family Caregivers Guide to Intimacy (PDF)
- Leaning into Love: Building Strong Relationship Bonds (PDF)
- Setting Boundaries: Defining What is Best for You, the Caregiver (PDF)
- Intimacy Issues with Military and Veteran Connected Couples * (Course)
PsychArmor Institute’s School for Military Veteran Caregivers and Families - (free self-paced courses)
PsychArmor Institute’s School for Military Veteran Caregivers and Families, PsychArmor Institutue is a nonprofit that provides FREE education and support to all Americans who work with, live with or care for Servicemembers, Veterans and their families. You can find over a dozen free, on-demand, self-paced, web-based courses by visiting the caregivers and families section of the PsychArmor Web site: https://psycharmor.org/caregivers/
The VA Caregiver Support Line (CSL) has partnered with PsychArmor Institutue to develop web-based courses using CSL Telephone Education Groups scripts.
- Coaching a Loved One Into Care - talk to your Veteran about seeking help.
- Choosing Your Words - caregiverrs learn to effectively communicate their needs to a loved one.
- Good Grief - helps caregivers not only learn to cope with a death of a loved on, but also other losses they may grieve.
- Creating a Space for You - validates the difficulties caregivers have leaving the home and creating their own space.
- Home Alone Alliance * – Mobility Video Series
- Preparing Your Home for Safe Mobility*
- Getting from a Car to a Wheelchair *
- What to do when Someone Falls*
- Using a Walker or Cane and Navigating Stairs*
- Moving from a Walker to Shower or Bed*
- Transportation and Driving (PDF)
Additional publications on various health topics can be found within the VA Veteran’s Health Library.
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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