VA Caregiver Support
The Veterans Administration offers several options for caregiver support.
1) VA's Caregiver Support Line - 1-855-260-3274 Toll free.
Available Monday - Friday, 8 AM-11 PM ET
2) VA's caregiver support website www.caregiver.va.gov
3) The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) Caregiver Support Group
It is "a welcoming place for caregivers to share their frustrations, challenges, and fears. Educaton will be provided on caregiving issues, increasing coping sklls, promoting self-care, and providing mutual support."
Date: First Tuesday of each month
Time: 2 - 3:00 Pm
Location: Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
Respite care is available at Bay Pines VAHCS to care for the Veterans so caregivers can attend the Caregiver Support Group meetings.
To register for the meetings, call: Marion Richter, MSW, LCSW
The support group will help caregivers: