United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Caregiver Education and Training
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - St. Paul Regional Benefit Office
1 Federal Dr, Fort Snelling, Bishop Henry Whipple Fed Bldg, St. Paul, MN, 55111
Family caregiver training and education focuses on building caregiver skills, dealing with stress and managing the caregiver role.
A free, six-week online workshop for family caregivers of Veterans that helps to reduce caregiver stress, depression and increase overall caregiver well-being. After completion of the course there is an opportunity for ongoing support from other others who have completed the workshop.
For Caregiver participation the veteran whom the Caregiver is caring for must be enrolled in VA Healthcare.
Take the online survey to determine if you are eligible
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
|Suicide & Crisis LIFELINE||988|
|Toll Free - Caregiver Support Line||(855) 260-3274|
|Toll Free - CHAMPVA Hotline||(800) 733-8387|
|Toll Free - Homeless Veterans Hotline||(877) 424-3838|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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PH-0800Caregiver Training Definition
Programs that provide training for family members and other informal caregivers which focuses on care-related activities such as medication management, personal care and making the home environment safe and barrier-free as well as on stress management and other techniques to help the caregiver take care of him or herself. The focus of the training is on building the skills and capacity of the caregiver to manage their caregiving role. Some programs include a caregiver assessment, development of an individualized plan that focuses on the caregiver, setting goals and establishing a routine for ongoing support for the caregiver.
YD-3300Informal Caregivers Definition
Family members, friends, neighbors and others who assume responsibility for attending to the daily needs of individuals who are temporarily or permanently unable to care for themselves due to general frailty; illnesses, injuries or progressively debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or mental illness; or other incapacitating problems without compensation. Some, but not all, states have programs that help people pay for the caregiver of their choice, and in certain circumstances that can be a family member. Most of these programs have income and other eligibility requirements that the care recipient must meet, and strict rules often apply as to who can be paid for the caregiving. Benefits may also be available for veterans and their families through the Veteran's Administration.
YJ-2050Families of Military Personnel/Veterans Definition
The parents, children or spouses of people who are on active duty with one of the branches of the armed forces, who have retired from the armed forces following a military career, or who have been honorably discharged as veterans of military service. Included are families of deceased veterans.
Individuals who are former members of one of the branches of the armed forces and who, by length and type of services, honorable discharge or release or degree of disability, qualify for the benefits and privileges that are provided by law for ex-servicemen and women.