Returning warriors and their families can reach out for person-to-person support from a team that is specially trained to deal with the unique challenges they encounter. Guidance for the civilian healthcare sector caring for these service members is also available.
Caring for a wounded hero has many rewards, but it can also be demanding physically, emotionally and financially. Caregivers have many of their own responsibilities such as work, bills and taking care of children. While they spend many long hours caring for their loved ones, caregivers often neglect their own personal health.
Respite care may be available to those who qualify. It is short-term care for a patient intended to provide a break for the primary caregiver.
In a support group, you can talk things over with other caregivers to help you realize that you are not alone. People may talk about their feelings and trade advice, while others may just want to listen. Hearing how others cope in similar circumstances can provide guidance for your specific situation.
Behavioral health symptom checkup for beneficiaries
Information about recognizing behavioral, emotional, and social symptoms and knowing when and where to find assistance and support.
Blind Veterans Association
Helps the blind and visually impaired and promotes the welfare of blinded Veterans.
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Clinical care and educational programs for active duty military, their beneficiaries and Veterans with traumatic brain injuries.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Range of benefits for Veterans including disability benefits, education and training and medical treatment.
Homes 4 wounded heroes
100% mortgage-free homes for wounded heroes in combination with a family and financial mentoring program.
A free service provided by the Department of Defense to service members and their families to assist with a broad range of topics/issues.
National suicide prevention lifeline
A confidential suicide prevention hotline.
Social security disability benefits for wounded warriors
Information about Social Security for wounded warriors such as expedited processing of disability claims.
TRICARE computer/electronic accommodations program
Provides needs assessments, assistive technology and training to our nation's wounded service members throughout all phases of their recovery and employment search.
VA caregiver support
Offers support services for family caregivers.
Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)
Veteran benefit information offered by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Wounded warrior families and caregivers
Resources for family life, crisis support, finances and more.
Medicare support for caregivers
The official US government site for Medicare.