A recent webinar hosted by MOAA and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation provided details on a new program providing respite relief for military and veteran caregivers, and a firsthand account from one caregiver who benefitted from the relief.
Jackie Henry, the programs manager, Direct Care Services, with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, shared eligibility requirements and details on the application process for Respite Relief for Military and Veteran Caregivers, a program offering family caregivers of veterans or servicemembers access to free, short-term relief with the help of in-home care professionals. Jenny Jeffery – whose husband, Capt. Mark Jeffery, USA (Ret), suffered a career-ending injury in 2007 in Iraq – shared details on the great support she found within the respite relief program.
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The program offers 35 hours annually of free respite care. Respite relief services include:
- Medication reminders
Learn more about the program by downloading this fact sheet (PDF). For more details and to complete the online application process, visit HiddenHeroes.org/respite.
- MOAA is honored to partner with The Elizabeth Dole Foundation to produce Tips for Online Caregiving, an online guide focused on the legal and financial aspects of veteran caregiving.
- MOAA Premium and Life members have access to all recorded MOAA webinars at any time via MOAA’s Webinar Archive. Want to join MOAA or upgrade your membership? Click here for details.
- Visit the VA Caregiver Support Program website to learn about additional caregiver benefits, find local support contacts, and much more.
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