VA Caregiver Support
Caregiver Support Line (CSL) Monthly Presentations
Caring for yourself is the best thing you can do for those that depend on you. The support line offers monthly education group sessions that can help. These group sessions are offered over the telephone, so you can listen in the comfort of your own home. These presentations provide self-care tips on a range of topics. Participants can comment and ask questions at the end of each live session. In order to participate the Veteran you are caring for must be enrolled in VA Healthcare. Registration is required. To register or learn more, call the VA Caregiver Support Line (1-855-260-3274).
Featured Monthly Presentation
Let’s Talk About Money: Managing Your Financial Reality
Many caregivers have given up jobs to care for their loved one. Many caregivers live on a fixed income. Are you dependent on the Veterans income to care for yourself? All of these situations can impact how you take care of your finances. It can also affect how financially stable you are. Do you feel in control of your financial decisions? It is really important to manage your money wisely when money is tight. This group will provide ideas that can help you take charge of your finances, whatever they maybe. Face your current status and take charge of your financial future.
Past presentations and topic handouts can be found on the self-care topics handouts page.
Taking time for yourself is so important. It may not always be easy to find the time to care for you. Just a few minutes a day participating in a relaxation activity can help caregivers feel restored. Invest of few minutes of your time to listen to a guided meditation. Sit back, relax, and allow this exercise to help restore your balance. Select a link below to listen.
- Body Scan Meditation: Awareness and Healing of the Physical Body
- Mindfulness Meditation: Finding Calm and Acceptance in the Present Moment
- Relationship Meditation: Restoring Loving-Kindness to Yourself and Your Significant Other
- Visualization Meditation: A Soothing Journey Created by the Gift of Imagination