Military and Veteran Caregivers may face special challenges. Sometimes, Veterans have unique physical, emotional and behavioral conditions that require specialized care. For example, younger Veterans may have traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, amputations and post-traumatic stress disorder. Aging Veterans also may be diagnosed with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Providing care for these Veterans can be complicated and challenging.
Respite services can provide you with a much needed break away from your caregiving responsibilities. This fact sheet will serve as a guide for getting the respite care you deserve. By reading it, you will have a better understanding of the resources that are available, what you can expect and how to select a high-quality service that best meets the needs of you and your family.
Hidden Heroes provides military and veteran caregivers with a directory of more than 200 carefully vetted resources and access to an online peer support community exclusively for caregivers. www.hiddenheroes.org/signup.