The Caregiver Peer Support Mentoring Program (CPSM) was developed by The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to assist family caregivers of veterans. The VA’s goal for CPSM is to help family caregivers share their wisdom and knowledge with other caregivers. The VA recognized that caregivers have a unique challenge and through sharing their experiences with one another, the level of care that veterans receive increases.
Most veteran caregivers are partners or family members of the veteran. The VA has several services to help support caregivers of veterans including the Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274. The Caregiver Support Line is a great place to learn about assistance available from the VA or to connect you to a Caregiver Support Coordinator, a licensed professional that can match the benefits available to the services you need.
VA Caregiver Support offers workshops, training, and other tools to keep veteran caregivers informed and up to date, helping veterans get the care they need. One tool is the medication toolbox. Keeping a log of medications can help caregivers keep track of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. A prescription log is a must-have tool if mutable caregivers are assigned to any one veteran. Log notes can be made noting what prescriptions are working best for the veteran and log notes should be shared with the veteran’s doctors.
Veterans that require the aid of another person to help with their everyday living functions, like bathing, feeding, dressing, using the bathroom, adjusting a prosthetic device, may be eligible for Aid and Attendance benefits. VA Aid and Attendance veterans disability benefits may increase the monthly benefits a veteran receives. Veterans that are bedridden, in nursing homes or that have limited eyesight may also be approved for Aid and Attendance.
If you are the caregiver of a veteran or a veteran under the care of a caregiver and have questions about your benefits call the Veteran Disability Lawyers at Woods and Woods. Our legal team will be happy to take your call and explain the benefits that are due.
If you can’t work from disabilities, talk to us about Total Disability Individual Unemployability benefits. If you have been denied, our VA benefits appeals lawyers can help. Our VA certified disability attorneys offer free legal consultations to disabled veterans that need help.