Resources

Caregivers – Resources

As a caregiver of a loved one with special needs or a life-changing injury, it’s important that you have access to the resources and support you need. Installation EFMP Family Support providers, Military OneSource and other government agencies. …
Benefits

Caregivers – Benefits

Caregiving comes with its own expenses – some anticipated and others not. As a service member, you and your family qualify for numerous benefits that may help relieve some of the financial stress of caregiving. While Military OneSource does not. …
Podcast

Respite Care for Caregivers

The first step in taking a break from caregiving is accepting that it is OK to walk away for a few minutes or even a few days. Exploring your options for occasional support and speaking with representatives can help you feel more comfortable. …
Webinar

Coping with Caregiver Stress

Caring for a family member with special needs can be rewarding, challenging – and stressful. Understanding the source of your stress will help you create a plan to address the cause. In her follow on webinar, Dr. Mary Brintnall-Peterson will. …
Webinar

Understanding Grief: Education for Caregivers

Grief and loss are complex issues, and no one ever handles them the same way. Even the same individual experiencing two separate losses may react in completely different ways to each. This webinar will discuss the stages of grief and how. …
Essentials

Caregiver Support Services – The Essentials

For military caregivers, each day can bring new questions and new challenges. Make sure you are accessing the resources and support you need to care for yourself and your loved one. Military OneSource offers several resources tailored specifically to the needs of caregivers and their families.

Article

How to Deal with Stress as a Caregiver

It’s hard to avoid stress when you’re caring for a loved one with a serious injury or an ongoing wound or illness. Caregiving is an important job that can be extremely demanding.

Podcast

Caregivers: Finding Peace During the Holidays

Holiday stress seems to begin earlier every year, along with the rushed appearance of the retail store displays. As caregivers with many daily responsibilities, the holiday season can add a lot of chaos to your to-do list. Caregivers, check out. …
Webinar

Changing Family Roles and Relationships in Family Caregiving

Family caregivers encounter many challenges, but one of the most difficult issues is understanding and managing family relationships. This webinar explores factors which impact family roles and relationships, along with reasons for conflict among. …
Webinar

Talking to Parents: Effective Parent/Caregiver Communication

Studies show more individuals are falling into the “sandwich generation,” those individuals who are caring for their parents and their own children. Some topics are tough to discuss — when a car needs to be taken away, when a parent needs. …
Article

How to Create a Family Care Plan for Caregivers

Whether it’s a deployment or training, sometimes our military careers take us away from loved ones and we leave them in the care of others. A family care plan is designed to guide caregivers, providing the important details about child care, school, medical care and family activities.

Becoming a Caregiver for a Wounded, Ill or Injured Service Member

When your spouse or loved one suffers a severe injury or debilitating illness, it can feel as if your entire world has been turned upside down — and the goals and plans you had for yourself, your marriage and your family go on hold.

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Caregiving When Your Spouse Has a Combat Stress Injury

When your spouse returns from a deployment with a combat stress injury or post-traumatic stress disorder, it can affect everyone in the household. To do your best for your spouse — and for you — learn more about combat stress, what resources are available, and most importantly, how to care for yourself.