Carol L. Bowers
Feb. 12, 2011
If you had a number you could call to assist you, as a caregiver in a military family, would you use it? The Department of Veterans Affairs hopes you will. The VA is encouraging family members, loved ones, or anyone who provides care for veterans coping with the effects of war, disability, chronic illness, or aging, to call the VA’s toll-free National Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274.
This is the VA’s first in a series of new and enhanced services supporting family caregivers under the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Service Act of 2010 signed by President Barack Obama in May 2010.
Read more about the National Caregiver Support Line.
Also be sure to check out the American Forces Press Service article “VA Provides Benefits to Veterans’ Caregivers.”