VA’s Caregiver Support Line facilitates monthly telephone education groups for family Caregivers of Veterans with a theme of “Care for the Caregiver.” A different topic is presented every month with the goal of helping Caregivers develop tools and strategies to help balance the demands of caregiving, while also focusing on the importance of self-care.
Topics include Focusing on the Forgotten…ME!, Goodbye to Going It Alone: Learning to Ask for Help, and Safe Haven: Building on Family Strength. These groups are available to any family Caregiver currently caring for a Veteran enrolled in VA healthcare. Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare who are caring for a loved one at home are also eligible to participate. Real problems require practical solutions. Learn all about providing personal care to a loved one at CertifiedCare.org
For more information or to register for a group, please contact your local Caregiver Support Coordinator. Be better prepared for caregiving by getting certified as a Personal Care Aide at CertifiedCare.org.
To find your local Caregiver Support Coordinator or for more information, tips, and tools to support you in your role as the family Caregiver of a Veteran, please visit VA’s website dedicated to Caregivers, www.caregiver.va.gov. A person can be both caring and well informed. certifiedcare.org