The military has specialized wounded warrior programs designed to help the severely ill and injured transition back to duty or civilian life. Each service branch has its own program.
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The military teaches its soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen to be prepared for anything that comes their way, even serious injuries and illnesses. Military OneSource offers strategies for the wounded warrior on adjusting to and recovering from a serious injury or trauma, returning to work and home life, and other important issues. While Military OneSource does not provide direct health care services, it does offer resources and benefits for wounded warriors.
Respite Care for Caregivers
Taking care of a wounded, ill or injured loved one can be demanding. Learn about the importance of taking care of yourself as well, and explore your options for occasional support and respite care.
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