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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.

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. …
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The Road Ahead – The Essentials

For their commitment and service to their country, wounded warriors deserve the easiest possible transition from military to civilian life. Military OneSource provides wounded warriors with strategies to navigate the road ahead – connecting them with programs, services and other resources on their journey to recovery. Find the support you need to make the return to both work and home as smooth as possible. While Military OneSource does not provide direct health care services, it does offer information about health care resources and benefits.

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Leaving Your Children With a Caregiver During Deployment

As a service member, you will benefit from some planning and organization when you leave your child with a caregiver during deployment. The more information everyone has, the better.

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Wounded Warriors – Resources

Military OneSource and other government agencies provide services and resources to help eligible wounded, ill or injured service members, veterans and their families get immediate assistance for issues related to health care, facilities, support. …
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Respite Care Services for Families With Special Needs

Taking care of a family member with special needs can be more than a full-time job. As a parent and/or caregiver, it’s natural to want to give your all to your loved one, but everyone needs a break, whether that’s to go to an appointment, run. …
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Wounded Warrior – The Essentials

Military OneSource wounded warrior specialty consultations help eligible wounded, ill or injured service members, veterans and caregivers get immediate assistance for a range of issues.

Service Locators

Eldercare Locator A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, the Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services.. …
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Special Needs – The Essentials

Caring for aging loved ones while you’re in the military can present a special set of challenges – such as maintaining care through moves and deployments. Fortunately, elder care consultations from Military OneSource can help you connect with the services and support you need to take care of the senior in your military family.

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Preparing Your Family Care Plan

Whether it’s a deployment or training, sometimes your military career obligates you to leave your family and loved ones for an extended period of time. While being away from home is never easy, creating a family care plan can give you some peace of mind while you’re gone.

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Parents & Guardians – The Essentials

Family relationships take extra care when you’re in the military. From deployments to single parenting, you’ll find resources on Military OneSource to help you and your family stay healthy and strong.

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. …
General

Address That Stress

Whatever’s weighing on you, you have expert support to help address it – free and confidential for service members and military families. From financial issues to relationships to caregiving, we’re here to help by connecting you to expert support.

Grief and Loss

Survivor's Guilt - One of the most complicated aspects of grief and loss is the guilt survivors feel; the nagging questions of "Why them, and not me? Could/should I have done something. …