As a Caregiver, the very best thing you can do for those who depend on you is to take care of yourself. You are the silent heroes and heroines. VA offers a number of services to support Family Caregivers. These services are available in and out of the home to help you care for the Veteran you love and for yourself.
Pay attention to your own needs. Visit your doctor regularly, and get plenty of rest so you can stay strong. Maintaining your health is essential so you are able to continue caring for the Veteran you care for. Chapter 10 - Taking Care of the Caregiver from Designated Caregiver offers suggestions to caregivers to help them care for themselves because too often care providers ignore their own needs. This may work on the short term basis but it will not last for the long haul. Caring for a Veteran with PTSD can be emotionally draining. You need to take aside special time each day your own basic needs. And listen carefully to your body when it gives you messages.
As a Life Coach for Caregivers, I can help you develop a caregiving plan that includes the importance of self care while caring for your loved one.
Some benefits of the Life Coaching For Caregivers process:
You will be encouraged and guided - To learn how to become empowered - To design an effective caregiving plan - To discover why caring for "you" is a priority
Please contact me for a free 15 minute consultation
734-576-2220 / firstname.lastname@example.org
BFA,llc is a FULL SERVICE REMODELING CONTRACTOR, Builder & Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) and a Approved Builder for SAH, SHA and HISA grants for the Department of Veterans Affairs. We are committed to create functional and affordable barrier free environments.
They builds ramps, lift systems, bathroom and kitchen accommodations, stair lifts, rails and more to help enable veterans to more safely navigate their home environment and to empower a more independent lifestyle.
BFA,llc is a Michigan Accessible Home Remodeling company committed to create functional and affordable barrier free environments since 2003. .
Allow BFA,llc to perform a proprietary assessment to develop solutions and recommendations that will allow for a safer, more independent environment in the comfort of your own home.
Contact - 734-414-9525 or email - at email@example.com to schedule an appointment with their owner, a licensed remodeling professional. https://www.adaforall.com/ P O BOX 576 Northville, MI 48167
We are a Bilingual Staff.
Love Our Vets - Mission - To offer hope, encouragement, practical help, support and connection for all loved ones and caregivers of those who serve or have served in the military, especially if they have PTSD, as well as loved ones of all who struggle with PTSD. Due to many requests and a growing demand for ongoing peer support groups for loved ones of veterans and loved ones of those who struggle with PTSD, LOVE OUR VETS – PTSD Family Support Network, LLC is continually compiling a data base with all known peer support groups available nationwide, and is also open to helping anyone start a group where there is none. Peer support groups are an essential lifeline!
Love Our Vets PO BOX 16091 Portland, OR 97292 email - firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.loveourvets.org/
MesotheliomaGuide.com - Their mission is to guide mesothelioma patients and their loved ones toward answers, care options, and free health solutions that improve their lives. Definition of Mesothelioma: Malignant mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the protective lining around important organs, such as the lungs. It is caused by asbestos and takes 20-40 years to develop after exposure.
Veterans and Mesothelioma -
Veterans who develop mesothelioma as a result of their service in the military are entitled to benefits and assistance from the U.S. government. Veterans make up the largest group of people diagnosed with mesothelioma because asbestos was so widely used by the military. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma are entitled to disability compensation, pension and/or medical benefits through the VA. Surviving spouses and dependents may also qualify for compensation from the VA.
Mesotheliama.Guide.com has streamlined the process of filing for VA benefits. With the help of their VA-accredited claims agent, retired LCDR Carl Jewett, veterans with mesothelioma can easily file for compensation and benefits. Commander Jewett has helped hundreds of veterans receive the compensation they deserve quickly and easily.
Commander Jewett can help with:
Filing for VA disability compensation and/or pension (approximately $3,000 per month).
Spouses and children filing for survivor benefits.
Filing for aid and attendance or housebound benefits.
Finding top veteran mesothelioma specialists
FREE MESOTHEIOMA GUIDE …
121 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 1470, Orlando, FL 32801 888-385-2024
No Place Like Home Health - a veteran owned, small, independent business providing non-medical personal care and companion care services. They provide these services to seniors, elderly, mentally challenged, and physically challenged adults. Through coordinated care and support for clients and their families, No Place Like Home Health enables individuals to remain in the safety and comfort of their own home environments for as long as possible. No Place Like Home Health also serves clients transitioning back home from an assisted living setting or from a hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation facility.
At No Place Like Home Health they understand what it truly means to have served in the military. As a veteran owned company, they have taken great steps to ensure that they have developed an enhanced model for Veteran Centered Care. With over 172,000 veterans in the metro Detroit area, it's imperative to understand the impact that military service has on veterans' health.
They provide training to their caregivers in areas that veterans experience when it comes to their health. Training includes:
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Polytrauma Hazardous Exposures Chronic Pain
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Military Sexual Trauma Substance use Disorders
Suicide Survivors Guilt
In addition to health-related issues, staff is trained and competent in:
Military Culture Military Eras Veteran Identity
Serving Wayne, Washtenaw, Oakland, and Livingston counties. They invite you to join their family, because there is no place like home.
15360 Blue Skies St. Livonia, Michigan 48154 Phone: 734-259-4200
VA Caregiver Support - As a Caregiver, the very best thing you can do for those who depend on you is to take care of yourself. VA offers a number of services to support Family Caregivers. These services are available in and out of the home to help you care for the Veteran you love and for yourself. Build the skill and confidence to care for your Veteran at home with the free, online workshop, Building Better Caregivers™. The program has been recognized for its ability to reduce caregiver stress and depression, and increase caregiver overall well-being.
The program for Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers provides approved caregivers services such as a monthly stipend, travel expenses, health insurance, mental health services, and respite care.
With VA's Caregiver Support Line – 1-855-260-3274 – assistance is just a quick phone call away. If you're just getting started with VA, calling the Caregiver Support Line is a great first step to take to learn more about the support that's available to you.
Crisis Line - 800-273-8255 https://www.caregiver.va.gov/
Volunteers of America has been working with our nation's veterans since World War I. In Michigan, no private provider serves more. An overview of what we provide:
Veterans Housing: Veterans are welcomed to programs that provide case management, employment assistance and physical and mental health services of the VA Medical Hospitals. Eighty percent who complete the program return to independent living. Programs include: Lansing, (517) 484-4414; Detroit, (313) 463-7065; and Warren, (313) 463-7067.
Veterans Employment: Comprehensive employment and training program services designed to address employment barriers with coordinated case management. A continuum of supportive services are provided, giving homeless veterans the ability to participate in job skills training programs while meeting their basic needs. Serving Bay, Calhoun, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Gratiot, Huron, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kent, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Midland, Monroe, Montcalm, Muskegon, Oakland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola and Wayne counties. Call (877) 509-8387. Contact Brad Atchison, Director of Community Housing and Employment Services, at email@example.com with questions.
Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) - Help for very low-income veterans and their families to prevent homelessness, or rapidly rehouse those who already are homeless. Case management and legal assistance, in addition to direct aid with rent, utilities, moving costs, etc. Serving greater Detroit, plus 12 central and western Michigan counties of Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Muskegon, Ottawa and Van Buren counties. Call (877) 509-8387.
Volunteers of America Michigan 21415 Civic Center Drive, Suite 306 Southfield, MI 48076
(248) 945-0101 https://www.voami.org/veterans
Wounded Warrior Project - To raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members. To help injured service members aid and assist each other. To provide unique direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured services members. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) provides free programs and services to address the needs of wounded warriors and fill gaps in government care. The demand for our programs and services has grown from serving a handful of injured veterans to now serving tens of thousands, and we continue to receive hundreds of new registrations from injured veterans, their families, and caregivers each month.
4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256
904.296.7350 ph f. 904.296.7347 fax