February 8, 2011

New Support for Those Caring for Veterans

Filed under: Uncategorized — seniorlivingguide @ 10:33 pm

On February 1 the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) launched a toll-free Caregiver Telephone Support Line for family caregivers of veterans who are living with the effects of war, disability, chronic illness, or aging. The Support Line is staffed by social workers, who will provide information on VA/community caregiver support resources and referrals to the Caregiver Support Coordinators located in each VA Medical Center. Emotional support for the family caregiver will be a component of this support line service.

You can reach the VA Caregiver Support Line Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The toll-free number is 855/260-3274. The phone number is also posted on the VA’s website www.aging.com

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