Support Programs for Caregivers
Did you know that there are support programs available for caregiver of eligible and covered veterans? Many caregivers are unsure of where to turn for assistance and support. If you are a caregiver of a veteran, there are many programs to help. Paradigm Health is a proud partner of the We Honor Vets program providing compassionate hospice care to those who have served our country.
The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support Program (CSP) offers clinical services to caregivers of eligible and covered veterans enrolled in the VA health care system. CSP is a national program with local offices and teams located within VA facilities. The program’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of family caregivers who care for our nation’s veterans, through education, resources, support, and services.
CSP carries out its mission through two programs:
Program of General Caregiver Support Services (PGCSS)
- The Program of General Caregiver Support Services (PGCSS) is one of two programs within the Caregiver Support Program. PGCSS provides peer support mentoring, skills training, coaching, telephone support, online programs, and referrals to available resources to caregivers of veterans. The veteran must be enrolled in Veterans Affairs (VA) health care and be receiving care from a caregiver for the caregiver to participate. Caregivers who participate in PGCSS are called general caregivers. General caregivers do not need to be a relative or live with the veteran.
Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC)
- The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) is for eligible veterans who have incurred or aggravated a serious injury in the line of duty on or before May 7, 1975 or on or after September 11, 2001. This program provides resources, education, support, a financial stipend, and health insurance (if eligible), beneficiary travel (if eligible), to caregivers of eligible veterans.
Source: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs