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Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital

 

Caregiver Support Program

Under the “Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010,” additional services are available to seriously injured post-9/11 Veterans and their Family Caregivers through the Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers Program.


• Veterans eligible for this program are those who sustained a serious Injury – including traumatic brain injury, psychological trauma or other mental disorder – incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, on or after Sept. 11, 2001. Those Veterans must be in need of personal care services because of an inability to perform one or more activities of daily living and/or need supervision or protection based on symptoms or residuals of neurological impairment or injury. In order to be eligible for this program, Veterans must be enrolled for VA health care services.

• The law provides additional assistance to primary Family Caregivers. Those services include (1) monthly stipend travel expenses (including lodging and per diem while accompanying Veterans receiving care, (2) access to health care insurance (if the Caregiver is not already entitled to care or services under a health care plan), (3) mental health services and counseling, (4) comprehensive VA Caregiver training provided by Easter Seals, and (5) respite care (not less than 30 days per year).

 

Contact Info

Location

  • Truman VA, Rm. A303

Contact Number(s)

  • 573-814-6204

Hours of Operation

  • 8am-4:30pm, M-F

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