Holiday Tips for Caregivers

Oct 31st, 2017 Caregiver, Military Caregiver Experiences, Resources Goodson 2 min read

The Holidays Are Approaching…How Prepared Are You? You’re not alone! AARP reports that an estimated 39.8 million individuals provide unpaid care to a loved one- – with over half of care recipients being over the age of 75. The RAND  report notes that an estimated 1.1 million additional individuals provide care to a service member who has been ill, injured, or wounded during post 9/11 service…

Take Action: Take Charge of Your Financial Future Today!

Aug 14th, 2017 Caregiver, Financial, Self Care Goodson 5 min read

Military Caregivers: Call (888) 503-1168 and take charge of your financial future! As military caregivers, putting the needs and welfare of others over ourselves is natural. For me, the care of my loved one has taken precedent over every other thing in my life — including credit and my financial welfare. Obviously, it is important to take care of our finances timely, but who has…

Military Caregiver Financial Hotline: FREE Tips from EXPERTS $$

Jun 14th, 2017 Caregiver, Financial Goodson 4 min read

Caregivers: You are welcome to call the Military Caregiver Hotline – (888) 503-1168. Lines are open and available 8 am to 6 pm, Mon-Fri, EDT. Is it important to have a budget? What are the benefits of having one? I struggled with creating a budget and saving for a rainy day for quite some time. There are many changes that occur – from military retirement to…

Military Caregiver$ Financial Hotline

May 16th, 2017 Caregiver, Financial Goodson 4 min read

Do military caregivers need a financial hotline? What are the benefits of having one? Since becoming a caregiver, have you thought about retirement planning—and felt you needed advice about it? What about education goals? Or my favorite … advice about ways to best save for emergencies? Anyone who handles money at one time or another in their lives will have the need to learn more…

DENTAL RESOURCES FOR VETERANS & FAMILIES

Apr 26th, 2017 Health & Fitness, Resources Goodson 5 min read

Does a veteran’s disability rating automatically qualify him/her to be eligible for dental care? Is the veteran who served and has a DD214 eligible for dental care at the local VA? The Dental Blog writers mention that the VA eligibility for dental care at our local VA can be confusing and frustrating to navigate. This group of writers has put together a resource guide that…

MVCN: VALUABLE Resource For Military Caregivers

Feb 4th, 2017 Resources Goodson 3 min read

  This is a guest post by Melissa Comeau, Director of IT Systems and Online Community at the Military and Veteran Caregiver Network (MVCN) at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).What is MVCN? The MVCN is run by and for military and veteran caregivers. The mission of the MVCN (together with our partners) is to provide our nation’s pre- and post-9/11-era military and veteran…

Recreational Therapy: How Does it Help?

Jun 28th, 2016 Couples, Recreational Therapy & Retreats Goodson 1 min read

Recreational therapy (RT) or Therapeutic Recreation, according to the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA), is a treatment service designed to restore and rehabilitate a person’s level of functioning and independence in life activities, and to promote health and wellness in an individual who has been diagnosed with an illness or disabling condition. Living Well Recreational Therapy explains improved quality of life determined by individuals who…

RESOURCES FOR VETERANS WITH PTSD AND/OR TBI

Jun 9th, 2016 Advocacy For Veteran, PTSD/TBI Treatment Goodson 4 min read

  Are you caring for a loved one who has been diagnosed with PTSD and/or TBI? There are many programs that can help your loved ones learn to live with PTSD and that offer you coping skills and relational techniques to help you and your loved one live with the injuries of war. These programs fall into a number of categories, all of which might…

Meet Duncan, The Service-Therapy Dog

Apr 16th, 2016 Service, Therapy Dog Goodson 3 min read

Sunday, July 4, 2010. 4:30 pm. I receive an email from a friend addressed to me. “I’m looking for a home for my 3.5 year, trained Lhasa Apso. Thought you may want to consider taking him. This friend was the Education Specialist at the Soldier Family Assistance Center (SFAC) at Ft. Stewart and had been helping Lenny and me transition after his Afghanistan tour. What…

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