Currently, hundreds of injured service members are being treated in hospitals with physical wounds, traumatic brain injuries, and psychological trauma. The impact of these injuries is borne not only by the veterans, but also by those providing care for them—their families. Many veterans’ families are relocated to the DC area to care for their veterans and are struggling to survive financially and emotionally during the lengthy periods of hospitalization required for their veteran’s recovery.
We seek to ease the burden on these families, unexpectedly thrust into this caregiver role with no prior preparation, by providing accredited trainers to arm them with the tools, instruction, and resources needed to become effective caregivers.
We will provide financial, technical, and emotional assistance to 75 families. Through learning proper techniques for care, stress management, and coping, caregivers can help their wounded veterans move toward a healthy reintegration into society.