VA Caregiver Support Program
Caregiver Support Program - Two Programs: What’s the Difference?
The Caregiver Support Program is comprised of 2 separate programs;
- Program of General Caregiver Support Services (PGCSS)
- Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC)
What is the Program of General Caregiver Support Services? (PGCSS)
PGCSS is the core of VA’s Caregiver Support Program (CSP). The program provides peer support mentoring, skills training, coaching, telephone support, online programs, and referrals to available resources to caregivers of Veterans. The Veteran must be enrolled in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care and be receiving assistance from a caregiver in order for the caregiver to participate.
To enroll, please reach out to the facility Caregiver Support Team or request a referral from the Veteran’s provider
What is the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers? (PCAFC)
PCAFC offers enhanced clinical support and services for caregivers of eligible Veterans who have a serious injury (or illness) and require in-person personal care services among other requirements.
|Type of Support||PGCSS||PCAFC|
|Caregiver Support Team||√||√|
|Resources for Enhancing All Caregivers Health (REACH) VA||√||√|
|Caregiver Support Line (CSL)||√||√|
|Caregiver Health & Wellbeing Coaching||√||√|
|Building Better Caregivers||√||√|
|Caregivers FIRST Skills Training||√||√|
|Peer Support Mentoring||√||√|
|Annie Caregiver Text||√||√|
|Connection to VA/Community Resources||√||√|
|Caregiver & Family Resource Fairs||√||√|
|VA S.A.V.E. Training||√||√|
|Mental Health Counseling (as applicable)||√||√|
|CHAMPVA (if uninsured)||√|
|Beneficiary Travel (as applicable)||√|
Call VA’s Caregiver Support Line (CSL) at 1-855-260-3274 to learn more about the support that is available to you, and for assistance connecting with the Caregiver Support Team/Coordinator, at your local VA Medical Center.
VA CSL Expanded hours:
-Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET
-Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
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