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VA Caregiver Support Program

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Caregivers Library/Site Map

The Caregiver site map is designed to help users navigate the website. This site map is list of webpages (with links) organized by sections, identifying content.

Caregiver Support/Links               Content   
Caregiver Support – Home  - Announcements, updates, and information about VA Caregiver Support Program
- Featured program topics (banners)
Caregiver Support Coordinators (CSC) - locator - Listing of Caregiver Support Coordinators by state
Our Programs Content
Program of General Caregiver Support Services (PGCSS) - Program of General Caregiver Support Services - Fact Sheet (PDF)
Annie Caregiver Text Support
- Building Better Caregivers (BBC)
- Caregiver Self-Care Courses
- VA Caregiver Support Line (CSL)
- General Telephone Support
- Peer Support Mentoring Program
- Resources for Enhancing All Caregivers Health (REACH) VA
- Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Caregivers (PDF)
- VA Video Connect (VVC)
Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) - Information about services the PCAFC Program provides
- PCAFC Roles, Responsibilities and Requirements document (PDF)
- Eligibility
- Steps to Apply
- VA Form10-10CG (PDF)
Caregiver Support Line                    Content 
Caregiver Support Line (CSL) - Home - Information about VA's National Caregiver Support Line (CSL), serving as a primary resource/referral center 
Caregiver Support Line (CSL) - Monthly Educational Calls/Presentation - Featured monthly presentation
- Relaxation exercises
Caregiver Support Line (CSL) - Handouts - Past topic handouts (PDFs)
- Past presentations
Resources for Caregivers Content 
Self-Care Activities  - Self-Care Assessment (PDF)
- 4 weeks of daily self-care reflections and activities (PDFs)
- Post Month Self-Care Reflection Worksheet (PDF)
Tips and Tools  Self-guided material
Caring for your Finances - Financial management videos assist caregivers with budgeting and planning.
- Caregiver Budget Sheet (PDF)
Peer Support Mentoring Program  - Benefits of Serving as a Peer Mentor
- Eligibility Criteria
Building Better Caregivers  - Building Better Caregivers an on-line six (6) week workshop
REACH VA  - REACH VA Caregiver Program assists Caregivers of Veterans with challenges such as Taking Care of Yourself, Problem Solving, Mood Management, Asking for Help, and Stress Management.
Subscribe to Email Updates - Subscribe to receive email updates about Caregiver Support
Publications & Resources by Topic - Communicating about Your Needs
- Understanding Diagnoses
- Managing Demands, Stress and Emotions
- Maintaining Relationships
- PsychArmor Institute’s School for Military Veteran Caregivers & Families (free self-paced courses)
- Moving Around Safely
- Sesame Street Workshop
Support the Veteran Content
VA In-Home and Support Services  Home & Community Based Care
- Adult Day Health Care Centers (ADHC)
- Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC)
- Home Hospice Care
- Homemaker and Home Health Aides
- Home Telehealth
- Remote Monitoring Care
- Respite Care
- Skilled Home Care 
Talking to Providers - Information about talking to your provider (PDFs)
Manage Medications - Information about managing medications
Emergency Preparedness  - How to prepare for an emergency
Tips by Diagnosis Content 
Tips by Diagnosis - Home - Information will help you learn about the physical and mental changes you can expect from each condition, including caregiver tips and resources.
Alzheimer’s - The most common form of dementia among seniors is Alzheimer’s disease, which involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)  - Information about Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles.
Dementia - Managing Behaviors in Dementia, Coping and Resources
Dementia Care Videos - Office of Rural Health Dementia Series offers a two-series education video for caregivers of Veterans diagnosed with dementia.
Dementia Caregiver Web Support - This site is intended to be a resource for all caregivers of persons with dementia, providing caregiver education and resources on various dementia-related topics. 
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the body and stops people from moving.
Parkinson’s Disease (PD) - Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, neurological disease, commonly referred to as a movement disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) - Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when something hits the head hard or makes it move quickly
TBI – Care information - Caring for Veterans with TBI 
Caregiving and Stroke (RESCUE) - Resources and Education for Stroke Caregivers' Understanding and Empowerment, or RESCUE for short, is a lifeline to help caregivers.
Caregiver Events Content
Caregiver Support Program (CPS) Events - CSP events hosted at the local medical center or virtual.

Need Help?

Call VA’s Caregiver Support Line (CSL) at 1-855-260-3274 to learn more about the support that is available to you, and for assistance connecting with the CSP team, at your local VA facility.

CSP teams  are professionals who provide support and referrals to services. They provide valuable information about resources that can help you to stay informed and supported as you care for your Veteran.

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