Caring For a Loved One with Cancer
This page provides resources for caregivers who are Veterans and for caregivers of Veterans.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
This program through the VA provides training to primary and secondary family caregivers, counseling services, financial assistance such as a monthly stipend, and health care benefits. Visit their website for eligibility criteria.
This article gives advice for caregivers of veterans with cancer regarding the impact that their service may have on their cancer experience and ways to offer support. CancerCare also has factsheets, such as “Building Connections as a Veteran: Resources and Support” and
“Coping With Cancer as a Veteran.”
This site is for veterans and caregivers of veterans who feel isolated and want support from others who “get it,” connecting them to a community of peer and professional support.
This program through the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers free, short-term respite relief for veterans and service members’ family caregivers. Visit their website to learn more.