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What is Respite Care?
Respite care is a program that pays for care for a short time when family caregivers need a break, need to run errands, or need to go out of town for a few days. Respite Care can be helpful to Veterans of all ages, and their caregiver. 
download button Respite Care - Caregiver Tip Sheet (PDF)

Caregiver Respite Tool
VA has created a tool to help you incorporate respite into your life and was designed to help you define who you are as a caregiver and take action steps to finding time for you. 

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Respite for Military & Veteran Caregivers Course 
PsychArmor offers a free online course to help caregivers learn about respite and how to create a respite plan.

Respite for Military & Veteran Caregivers (psycharmor.org*)

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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 Caregiver Support Team, at your local VA Medical Center.

VA CSL Expanded hours:
      -Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET
      -Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

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