Are you a caregiver for a veteran?
Are you a veteran in need of a care?
Arizona has some of the best SCI caregiver facilities and resources available for veterans.Below are 5 resources you can take advantage of to support your caregiver needs. One of these is a free service.
There is help for you and your family/loved ones through our network of caregivers here in Arizona.
Caregiving remains a priority as part of the services provided by Arizona Chapter PVA. In our continued advocacy for veterans, we have created and support relationships and resources that provide the necessary caregiving needed to assist our veterans live a life of quality. Caregivers are a natural part of a disabled or paralyzed veteran’s life. It is our intent to continue to provide veterans and caregivers with the support and information necessary.
According to the National Alliance for Caregiving,
it is estimated that of the 30 percent of the adult caregiver population
in the United States, roughly 80 percent of these people, like yourself,
are seeking more support and additional assistance.
Working in conjunction with the PVA, the VA offers a number of services greatly needed
by our veterans and those who take the time to care for these important individuals.
Speak to somebody today in order to determine which services will best fit your needs.
The Department of Veteran Affairs is now offering a 6 week course at no cost to you.
This online workshop may offer flexibility you can appreciate and work around;
logging in 2 or 3 times a week for lessons, tools, and helpful interaction of ideas and support.
Locate your Caregiver Support Coordinator and ask about guidelines/qualifications.
click here, scroll down the page a bit and enter in your zip code when prompted.
Our Arizona Chapter works closely with the following Caregivers in the VA Healthcare System. These SCI caregivers are dedicated professionals who truly utilize all of their resources and take the time to work with us and our veterans. If you need additional assistance in getting through to, or seen by any of these professionals in the VA healthcare centers, just give us a call.
Specific Caregiver Contacts by region for Arizona
Northern Arizona VA Health Caregiver Support: Serving Prescott and Northern Arizona
Suzanne Ball, RN
Caregiver Support Coordinator
928-445-4860 Ext. 5465
Phoenix VA Healthcare System (Carl T. Hayden): Serving Phoenix Metro Areas
602-277-5551 Ext. 1-7239
Linda Herrly, LCSW
602-277-5551 Ext. 1-7777
602-277-5551 Ext. 1-7657
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System: Serving Tucson and Southern Arizona
Brett Sapp, LCSW
Caregiver Support Coordinator
520-792-1450 Ext. 5390
General VA Caregiver Support Line
If you are unable to determine which facility/location is the best for you
and your specific needs, please call the phone number below for assistance:
Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm ET
Saturday 10:30 am – 6:00 pm ET
Mesothelioma / Asbestos Exposure Support
Military veterans, especially ones who served in the U.S. Navy, were unnecessarily exposed to asbestos during their service, placing them at risk for developing pleural mesothelioma. The Pleural Mesothelioma Center offers a monthly online support group, an on-staff doctor and nurse as part of their team of Patient Advocates available to answer any medical-related questions, 24-hour live chat support, and provides information about current recruiting for clinical studies and how to qualify. Learn more about how veterans were exposed and benefits that can help today.
- Employment Resources for Military Spouses
- Military and Veterans Discounts
- Operation American Dream: A Guide to Buying and Keeping Your Home in the Military
- Service Members’ Legal Rights While on Active Duty
- Sesame Street for Military Families
- Tips for Your Next PCS Move
- Veterans Benefits for Seniors
Through these resources we continue to serve and advocate for our veterans and families.