Supporting Our Military and Veteran Caregivers

Caregiving for men and women who served in our military is a critical component of a Veteran’s health care plan. Being a military or Veteran family caregiver can be one of the most important and challenging roles family members and loved ones will ever have. Challenges for caregivers include behavioral health risks, risk of social isolation, effective communication between caregivers and their children, financial stability and taking time off from one’s job. Despite where one is in the journey, establishing an effective road map can bridge some of those challenges.

This webinar provided a framework for understanding systems of care and support and the impact a Veteran’s illness or challenges can have on a family. We discussed strategies for helping Veterans obtain the care they deserve as well as strategies for caregiver self-care. Participants discovered tools and resources available to promote wellness for our service members, Veterans and their caregivers.