Disabled American Veterans renewing focus on veteran caregivers

Disabled American Veterans has launched DAV Caregivers Support, a free program that provides veterans and their families tailored access to caregiver support and resources. Photo credit Disabled American Veterans

Disabled American Veterans has launched a new program that provides tailored concierge support and resources to friends, family members and loved ones who provide care to those who have served in the nation’s armed forces.

DAV Caregivers Support allows veterans and their families to access tailored caregiver support and resources — including individual support from a trained specialist — at no cost.

“It helps reduce stress, it helps build relationships and it helps them connect with resources and plan so they can have better morale, have a better quality of life themselves,” U.S. Marine Corps & Air Force veteran, DAV Chief Communications & Outreach Officer Dan Clare said.

Through DAV Caregivers Support,  caregivers can access online resources and risk screening to better understand their role as a caregiver; digital tools to support their caregiving responsibilities; personalized care plans and one-on-one support from a trained caregiver specialist with experience supporting veterans and their loved ones, Clare added.

“We want caregivers to be healthy themselves,” he said. “We want them to have good relationships, good quality of life. Without these folks, a lot of people don’t think about it, the care would be reverted to a government source, probably.”

Clare added that military caregivers actually save taxpayers money.

“They serve the country in a unique way by what they do for the veterans who serve,” he said.

The program is powered by TCARE, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business.

DAV also provides a lifetime of support and benefits to veterans of all generations with benefits counseling, transportation assistance to medical appointments, employment assistance and entrepreneurial assistance Clare said.

To learn more about DAV, visit here.

Reach Julia LeDoux at Julia@connectingvets.com.

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