VA celebrates National Family Caregivers Month

News Release, US Department of Veteran Affairs

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes National Family Caregivers Month this November honoring the 5.5 million family members, friends, and neighbors who care for Veterans suffering from chronic conditions, disabilities, disease or daily difficulties.

This year’s theme, #BeCareCurious, encourages family caregivers across the country to ask questions, explore options and share in the care decisions that affect the health and well-being of their loved ones.

“VA is not only listening to our Veterans, but to the voices of their families, caregivers, and survivors,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “We are taking action to address their concerns and needs, as we improve the delivery of care, benefits, and services.”

VA leads the country in providing benefits and services to caregivers in support of Veterans. Caregivers play a critical role in the U.S. health care system and enable Veterans to maintain their highest level of independence while remaining in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Recognizing the responsibilities of a caregiver can take a toll on one’s physical, psychological and financial health, VA remains committed to creating awareness and providing resources and information.

For more details on Family Caregivers Month, contact your local VA Caregiver Support Coordinator. Access VA Caregiver Support resources or call the Caregiver Support Line at 855-260-3274 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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