The ABC’s of Respite: What is Respite Care?

 

A caregiver needs to be physically and emotionally healthy in order to
provide for their care recipient. That’s why respite care is so
important for caregivers, and care receivers, alike. This free course
from PsychArmor Institute, sponsored by USAA, breaks down
respite care and why it’s so beneficial. In 10 minutes, you’ll learn
how to plan ahead for respite care, what to do in the case of an
emergency, and the different ways you can make respite work for you.

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VA’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT LINE ASSISTANCE IS JUST A QUICK PHONE CALL AWAY.
WHETHER YOU’RE IN NEED OF IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE OR HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT
WHAT SERVICES YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR, THE CARING LICENSED SOCIAL
WORKERS WHO ANSWER THE SUPPORT LINE CAN:

* Provide you with information about assistance available from VA.

* Help you access services.

* Connect you with the Caregiver Support Coordinator at a VA Medical
Center near you.

* Just listen, if that’s what you need right now.

If you’re just getting started with VA, calling the Caregiver Support
Line at 1-855-260-3274 is a great first step to learn more about the
support that is available to you.