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Military Caregiving Continuing Education Instructions

Family Caregiving Military Families Updated: February 06, 2015

The Military Families Learning Network – Military Caregiving concentration area offers National Association of Social Workers (NASW) continuing education...

Traumatic Brain Injury–Resources for Patients and Families

Family Caregiving Military Families Updated: July 07, 2014

The following information is a list of online resources for traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients and their family caregivers. The online resources are...

Military Family Caregiving Video Series

Family Caregiving Military Families Updated: June 25, 2014

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service Military Program has developed a series of Military Family Caregiving videos for those caring for wounded or ill service...

Rachel Brauner

Family Caregiving Military Families Updated: June 14, 2014

Rachel Brauner is the Program Coordinator for the Wounded Warrior Program – a military project within Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Rachel is...

I am a caregiver. How can I prepare to shelter in place?

There are a number of important things you should do to prepare to shelter in place. One of the most important is to prepare a disaster kit. This kit should...

Helping Military Family Caregivers, Part I: Recognizing Their Similarities and Differences

Family Caregiving Military Families Updated: January 31, 2014

Military family caregivers are a special group. They’re coping with issues such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), amputations, and other conditions...

Be an Expert Problem Solver! Caregiving for and Coping with Traumatic Brain Injury

Family Caregiving Military Families Updated: January 10, 2014

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered the signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. The large number of military personnel returning with...

Include a winter emergency kit when packing for winter travels

If stuck in your car during a winter storm, a disaster supplies kit might save your life.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends items...

I care for someone who is bedridden. Whom should I call for help with evacuation during a disaster.

It is a good idea to plan ahead for resources and services you and your loved one might need. Contact your city or county government's emergency preparedness...

How can I organize my personal and financial papers in case of an emergency?

Organizing your personal and financial documents in case of emergency is a smart thing to do. Having these documents organized and available will help get...

Does a durable power of attorney need to be notarized or witnessed?

Personal Finance Updated: December 08, 2013

Power of attorney laws vary by state. There is usually a section of each state's statutes that directly addresses powers of attorney, and there is often a...

My husband died earlier this year and I suddenly have to take care of managing our finances. How do I get started?

Family Caregiving Personal Finance Updated: December 08, 2013

In all relationships, there is naturally some division of labor that is negotiated. When one partner in the relationship dies, the other is left to take care...

What is the minimum and maximum number of hours one can work before being considered part time?

Family Caregiving Personal Finance Updated: December 08, 2013

The United States Department of Labor, through the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), does not define full-time or part-time employment:...

Allison H. Nichols

Family Caregiving Updated: October 15, 2013

Allison Nichols has been the Evaluation Specialist for West Virginia University Extension Service since November 2000 and is an Extension clinical professor....

What Military Caregivers Need to Know about Assistive Technologies

Family Caregiving Military Families Updated: August 01, 2013

The need for assistive and adaptive technologies has increased with the return of wounded warriors from tours of duty.

Understanding Respite Care for Military Family Caregivers

Family Caregiving Updated: July 11, 2013

Author: Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., Owner of MBP Consulting & Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-ExtensionAs someone caring for a wounded, ill,...

Caring for Those with Chronic Pain

Family Caregiving Military Families Updated: November 19, 2012

Pain is one of the symptoms most frequently reported by service members returning from military deployment. As a caregiver, understanding and managing the...

We may have to evacuate and be out of our home for several weeks. What do we do if my husband's prescription medications or over-the-counter medications run out before we are able to return home?

If you take medicine or use a medical treatment on a daily basis, be sure you have what you need to make it on your own for at least a week, maybe longer....

The person for whom I care takes medication that needs to be refrigerated. How long will this medicine keep without cold storage?

My wife has a trained dog (service animal) who is always on hand to help her. If we have to evacuate, can we take the dog with us?

When told to evacuate in the event of a disaster, it will be important to take your wife's service animal with you. However, it will also be important to...

My dad has diabetes, which is very difficult to control under normal circumstances. If we must evacuate during a disaster, how can we control his diet and insulin?

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My husband has Alzheimer’s disease. If we are separated during an evacuation, I’m worried that something will happen to me and he won’t be able to tell people who he is or what he needs. What can I do?

In a disaster, you may become separated from the person for whom you provide care. In case this happens, provide a written, detailed description of what the...

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