Often times, veterans who live in rural areas have a hard time accessing health care services because their VA facility can be up to 5 plus hours away from their residence. In many cases this requires heavy travel and out of pocket expenses for gas, lodging, food etc. In addition, most veterans who are needing health care services, require their caregivers to provide them transportation and assistance. VA case managers can make all the difference in the world for a veteran and their family.
New Services for Family Caregivers of Post-9/11 Veterans
Family Caregivers provide crucial support in caring for Veterans. VA recognizes that Family Caregivers in a home environment can enhance the health and well-being of Veterans under VA care.
Under the “Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010,” additional VA services are now available to seriously injured post-9/11 Veterans and their Family Caregivers through a new program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. VA is now accepting applications for these services.