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. Military OneSource and other government agencies offers many caregiver support resources tailored to your specific needs. While Military OneSource does not provide direct health care services, it does offer non-medical counseling and information about health care services and resources.

Specialty consultations

  • Military OneSource gives you 24/7 access to trained, master’s-level consultants who can assess your family's concerns and answer your questions about specific caregiver needs.
  • Call 800-342-9647 or click here for overseas calling options.

Non-medical counseling

If you are feeling stressed, you can get resources or talk with someone who can help you navigate the difficulties of caregiving without neglecting your own needs.

Military and Family Life Counseling Program

  • The Military and Family Life Counseling Program supports service members, their families and survivors with non-medical counseling and information at installations worldwide.
  • Trained to work with the military community, military and family life counselors deliver valuable face-to-face counseling services, briefings and presentations to the military community both on and off the installation.
  • Contact your installation’s Military and Family Support Center.
  • If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, then press 1, or access online chat by texting to 838255.

Financial counseling

Caring for a loved one may have unexpected costs. Save yourself time, energy and worry by having a budget that leaves room for the unexpected.

Health and wellness coaches

It can be easy to forget about your own needs when caring for a loved one, but it’s important to take care of your own health.

Military Caregiver PEER Forums

Department of Defense support to military caregivers includes Personalized Experiences, Engagement and Resources, or PEER forums, webinars, caregiver-related events and specialized resources.

Caregiver Resource Directory

  • Caregiver Resource Directory provides resources to make it easier for caregivers to scan and locate the information they need.
  • Information is available on home-based health care assistance, home and automobile modifications, financial support, legal assistance, peer support, education and training, and pet and service animal assistance.

Caregiver Action Network

The Caregiver Action Network, or CAN, is a leading family caregiver organization providing education, peer support and resources to family caregivers across the country including parents with special needs, families and friends of wounded soldiers, and others who care for loved ones with chronic conditions and disabilities.

Other resources

On Military OneSource, you’ll find many helpful booklets, CDs, DVDs, downloads and blogs including:

  • The Keeping It All Together notebook to organize your wounded warrior's treatment and recovery in one place.
  • Adult, child and elder care tool kits from the Special Care Organizational Record for an easy way to track progress and medical information.
  • The Blog Brigade that features honest, tell-it-like-it-is stories from military spouses.