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VA New Jersey Health Care System

 

Caregiver Support

Tips for Lifelong Caregiving

Regardless of how long you have cared for a wounded servicemember or veteran, you may still experience financial changes. The Elizabeth Dole Foundation, USAA, MOAA and the PsychArmor Institute have teamed up to offer free financial education assistance and tools to caregivers with no membership requirement to any of the organizations. You can learn more at http://www.moaa.org/caregiver/. Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), in collaboration with its partners, provided the labor, expertise, project management and associated work to develop and implement this guide. The online financial/legal tool, which aids caregivers in contingency planning and decision-making, is available to the public. The website has been developed for and by caregivers and represents the collective needs, personal experiences and struggles faced in planning for contingencies and emergencies — information regarding:

• medical/disability insurance and benefit programs (e.g., Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security, Aid and Attendance, in-home and nursing care, retirement annuities/Survivor Benefit Plan;
• guardianship;
• fiduciary matters;
• powers of attorney (durable/non-durable, financial, medical, military, benefit, tax, debt);
• advance directives;
• legal pro bono services and resources;
• wills; and
• financial/estate planning.

Please learn more and or share this resource by visiting http://www.moaa.org/caregiver/


Caregiver Resource Directory (CRD)

The Office of Warrior Care Policy designed the CRD to help empower military caregivers with information about national-level resources and programs specifically for them. Topics include helplines, advocacy and benefit information, career transitions and employment, military caregiver support, children's needs, education and training, financial support, rest and relaxation and much more.

Caregiver Resources Directory

VA NJ Caring for the Caregiver Support Group
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Locations:
Lyons VA Transitional Unit, 115 Knollcroft Rd, Bldg 4, Rm 5, Lyons, NJ
or
VA Hamilton Community Based Clinic, 3635 Quaker Bridge Rd, Suite 30, Hamilton, NJ

You may attend in person or by phone. No pre-registration is necessary. We look forward to hearing from or seeing you! Call in directly at1-800-767-1750 and enter code 69205#.

Caregiver Support: 855-260-3274

Caregiver Services

VA offers a number of services that can provide you with the support that's right for you. Whether you and the Veteran you care for could use some help at home or you just need someone to listen, we're here to support you. Follow the link to learn more about the variety of services available to Family Caregivers.

Caring for Seriously Injured Post-9/11 Veterans

Services for Family Caregivers of Post-9/11 Veterans

If you are the Family Caregiver of a Veteran who was injured post-9/11, you may be eligible for additional services through VA, including a stipend, comprehensive training and medical coverage through VA if you are not already covered by a plan. Follow the link to learn more about the services and to see if you are currently eligible.

Find your Caregiver Support Coordinator

Questions?

Have questions about VA Caregiver Support Services? Contact VA's Caregiver Support Line (1-855-260-3274) or your local Caregiver Support Coordinator for assistance.

Contact

Jennifer Adams-Barsch, LCSW
Caregiver Support Coordinator
973-676-1000 Ext. 3085

Peterson Pierre-Paul, MSW, LCSW
Caregiver Support Deputy Coordinator
973-647-0180 Ext. 4003

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Caregiver Support: 855-260-3274