VA Celebrates National Family Caregivers Month

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) marks the month of November as National Family Caregivers Month by honoring the service of 5.5 million family members and friends who have dedicated their lives to provide much needed care for chronically ill, severely injured, or disabled Veterans. 

“Caregivers make tremendous sacrifices to be there every day and address the daily needs of Veterans who served this Nation,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “These mothers, wives, fathers, husbands and other loved ones deserve our recognition and support.” Caregivers provide a valuable service to Veterans by assisting them beyond the walls of the VA medical facilities with much needed support such as providing emotional and physical support, accessing the health care system; and enabling many injured Veterans funds to stay in their homes rather than in an institutional setting. 

VA’s Caregiver Support Line assistance can be reached at 1-855-260-3274 to learn more about support that is available to you through the VA. 

The National Association of American Veterans, Inc. (NAAV) provides caregiver respite care, assistance with claims and benefits and emergency resources and referral assistance. For more information, contact NAAV at office (202) 465-3296; email: info@naavets.org or visit https://www.naavets.org.