As a caregiver, to be strong for your veteran you must first be strong. Respite care is an occasional way to take a break from your caregiving duties and relax, renew your energy, and avoid caregiver burnout. Veterans who require a caregiver may be eligible for up to 30 days of respite care each year. This care can be offered in your home, at a VA community living center, at a VA-contracted community residential care facility, or at an adult day health care center. To see if you are eligible for respite care services, call the Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274. For more information, visit the VA Caregiver Support webpage.
For more on veteran benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.