VA Caregiver Support Program
For a comprehensive list of caregiver support resources, visit VA Caregiver Support Services or call the VA Caregivers Support Line at 1-(855)-260-3274.
Are you in need of helpful ideas for coping and self-care? Listen to the VA Caregiver Support Line Telephone Education Group of the Month and access free handouts and resources.
The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (eligible post 9-11) focuses on the well-being of both the veteran needing assistance and his or her caregiver. The program provides education and training, respite care, mental health services, monthly stipend, travel payments, and more to approved family caregivers of qualified veterans with a serious injury that happened in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001. But this requirement will change under the VA MISSION Act. Under this legislation, the program will be available and opened in phases to veterans, of all war eras, beginning in October 2020.
The Program of General Caregiver Support Services (eligible veterans all eras) provides information/referral to in-home or support services, support groups, and other resources. It also provides education and training, peer support, mental health counseling and programs that focus on caregiver self-care.
The Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 is available to seriously injured post 9/11 veterans and their caregivers providing a monthly stipend, travel expenses, mental health services and counseling, training and respite care.
The Department of Defense provides a comprehensive Caregiver Resource Directory.
Learn more about VA benefits, programs and resources available to caregivers.
This article from Military.com provides caregiver information in simple terms.
The benefits to eligible caregivers include a monthly stipend, travel reimbursement, aid & attendance and more. More caregiver information.
Aid & attendance is also available for veterans and survivors, who are eligible for a VA pension, and require the help and assistance of another person. This benefit also assists eligible homebound veterans and survivors through a monetary payment in addition to a VA pension.
This web page Getting Paid as a Caregiver by VA and the Veteran Aid Guide explain how to apply.
Health Care Services
Benefits for caregivers of a veteran include a wide array of health care services such as counseling, mental health counseling, assisted living, skilled nursing, hospice and adult medical day care.
Benefits also include home-based care.
More VA In-Home & Support Services.
Caregivers Self-Care and Support
One of the best things you can do for those who depend on you is take care of yourself. The VA offers several Care for Caregivers support services.
Training and Support
Online training and support for caregivers is available through Psycharmor.org/Caregivers.
VA monthly presentations as well as handouts are available ranging from dealing with burn out and guilt to building strong relationships and dealing with conflict.
Skilled Nursing Care
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services oversees two award-winning skilled nursing care facilities:
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
VA Caregiver Support (855) 260-3274
The VA’s Caregiver Support line offers resources, including connecting with a Caregiver Support Coordinator.
VA Caregiver Support Coordinators – Nevada
- VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System
Reno VA Medical Center
975 Kirman Ave., Reno, NV 89502
- VA Southern Nevada Health Care System
6900 North Pecos Road. North Las Vegas, NV 89086
(702) 791-9000 ext.13051
- VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (serving veterans living in eastern Nevada)
George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center
500 Foothill Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84148
(801) 582-1565 Ext. 1520
- Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Services Program (VD-HCBS): For Veterans living in eastern Nevada served by the VA Salt Lake City, provides self-directed home care and budget for services needed. VD-HCBS Program Coordinator: Julie Larsen, LCSW – 801-582-1565 Ext. 2492; email@example.com
Programs for Military Caregivers
- Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Aging and Disability Services Division (775) 687-4210
- Nevada Senior Centers (listed by county)
- Nevada Lifespan Respite Care Coalition (NLRCC) (725) 999-2245
- Nevada Care Connection (877) 861-1893
- Local Resource Centers in Nevada
- Access To Health Care Network (877) 861-1893 (Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Mineral, Pershing, Storey, Washoe, White Pine Counties)
- Carson City Senior Center (775) 883-0703
- Jewish Family Service Agency (702) 933-1191 (Clark County)
- Lyon County Human Services (775) 577-5009 (Lyon County)
- Nevada Senior Services (844) 850-5113 (Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln and Nye Counties)
- RCI Reach Caregiver Support- Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia (702) 364-2273
- In-Home Respite and Supportive Services Program (702) 333-1599
- Caregiver Support Groups (702) 648-3425
- Respite Care (Washoe County)
- Nevada AARP
Join NDVS Network
Connect with Nevada’s veteran community by signing up for NV Vet Net on the NDVS website.
View the resources shared during the NDVS Caregiving on the Homefront virtual conference on Aug. 20, 2020.
Visit the NDVS Survivor resource page for more information.