Our New Normal

Our journey began when Justin was a senior in high school, almost 20 years ago. He had me laughing at his jokes almost immediately. We were young and in love, as we jumped feet first into the world of the USMC. 2 Tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Hurricane Katrina evacuation, the evacuation of American citizens in Lebanon. We decided to re-enlist, thinking it was the best thing to do for our growing family. Thats actually where my caregiving story begins.

FAQ: Caregiving for a Veteran

For additional information, please also visit Caregiving and Veterans.

Caregiving and Veterans

Caregiving and Veterans

Whether it’s former “empty-nest” parents resuming a caregiving role for unmarried children returned home as injured veterans, or a spouse of a veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the responsiblities of the veteran's caregiver can become incredibly overwhelming—mentally, emotionally, and physically. With today’s medical care system and technologies, we’re seeing more veterans living longer lives—but often accompanied by injuries, psychiatric issues, and/or physical impairments.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a Toll-free National Caregiver Support Line

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Launched a Toll-free National Caregiver Support Line

"Caregiver Support"

Caregiving FAQs

Have a question you would like to pose to our staff on care issues, use of community services, caregiver programs in your state or other caregiving issues? Just e-mail us at [email protected] with your question and your location and our social workers and resource specialists will respond! You can also visit our Family Care Navigator, State-by-State Help for Family Caregivers, to find resources in your state.


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