To say that being a military caregiver is difficult would be a significant understatement. Caregiving for a severely wounded veteran takes an enormous amount of time, energy, and love. Most likely, a military caregiver of a wounded veteran is a significant other, spouse, parent, or friend of the veteran.1
However, professionals such as doctors and disability experts don’t always have the proper resources to help them comprehend the entire scope of what being military caregivers entails on a daily basis.
In order to provide more insight to professionals dealing directly with military caregivers themselves, The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University has developed a helpful guide for such professionals in order to help them better understand military caregivers.
You can download the report directly by clicking on the image below.
1: Ramchand, R., Tanielian, T., Fisher, M. P., Vaughan, C. A., Trail, T. E., Epley, C., Voorhies, P., Robbins, M., Robinson, E., & Ghosh-Dastidar, B. (2014). Military caregivers: Who are they? And who is supporting them? Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation. Retrieved from http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9764