Care for the Caregiver: Understanding Respite Care for Military Caregivers

A wounded warrior in a wheelchair, next to a woman who is putting a plate on a table.

As a service professional working with caregivers, you're probably already familiar with the importance of respite care. For caregivers of a wounded, ill or injured service member or military families caring for a family member with special needs, taking respite care can have a valuable effect on their mental well-being and the quality of care. Since military caregivers often end up providing care over a longer-than-average time period, taking advantage of respite services is especially important.

However, many military caregivers either aren't familiar with respite opportunities or choose not to take respite. So, how can you help them understand the importance of taking a break? Our recent webinar explored various solutions to this problem, but don't worry if you weren't able to attend — you can catch up with our recap below or watch the full recording here.



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