Content tagged "military family caregiving"

Online Resources for You!

Family Caregiving Updated: March 23, 2017

Are you struggling to find online resources pertaining to caregiving and the military? If so, use the following links as a start to help you. Some of the...

Assistive Technology Resources

Family Caregiving Updated: March 23, 2017

Specific Medical Conditions

Family Caregiving Updated: August 22, 2016

Many military families are caring for returning service members who have experienced injuries while in combat. The road to recovery is often difficult and...

Caring for Those with Vision Loss

Family Caregiving Updated: August 22, 2016

 Are you caring for a wounded warrior who has experienced vision loss due to military combat? Are you struggling to understand his or her condition?Medical...

Caring for Those with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Family Caregiving Updated: August 22, 2016

  Does your wounded warrior…If so, he or she may be experiencing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Many survivors of a traumatic event return...

Caring for Those with Spinal Cord Injury

Family Caregiving Updated: August 22, 2016

Is your wounded warrior suffering from a spinal cord injury (SCI) that requires you to assist him or her with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and...

Military Family Caregiving

Family Caregiving Updated: October 27, 2014

Military Family Caregiving focuses on improving the lives of wounded warrior caregivers through the use of educational materials and online resources.

Military Family Caregiving Video Series

Family Caregiving 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...

Helping Military Family Caregivers, Part II: Recognizing Their Challenges

Family Caregiving Updated: January 31, 2014

All military family caregivers struggle to relate to their new identities as caregivers. For some, the term caregiver might conjure the picture of a...

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

Family Caregiving 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...

Matching Wounded Warriors with Assistive Technology

Family Caregiving Updated: January 09, 2014

If you are a wounded service member with questions about assistive technology, or you care for such a person, it is important to understand the process of...

What Military Caregivers Need to Know about Assistive Technologies

Family Caregiving Updated: August 01, 2013

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

Caregivers' Guide to Battling Suicide on the Home Front

Family Caregiving Updated: August 01, 2013

Between 2005 and 2010, one service member died approximately every 36 hours from suicide - many categorize military suicide as the unseen enemy of war.

Effects of Visible and Invisible Parent Combat Injuries on Children

Family Caregiving Updated: August 01, 2013

Authors: Adrian Blow, Ph.D.; Joel Ketner, M.S.; and Hiram Fitzgerald, Ph.D.Michigan State University  Service members returning from deployment may come home...

Soldier and Family Assistance Centers

Family Caregiving Updated: July 30, 2013

Soldier and Family Assistance Centers (SFACs) provide services tailored to meet the needs of warriors in transition and their families. An SFAC consists of a...

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,...

Wounded Warriors and Intimacy

Family Caregiving Updated: December 12, 2012

Trauma, whether physical or psychological, can affect the emotional and sexual relationships of wounded warriors and their partners. As a caregiver, you may...

Caring for Those with Chronic Pain

Family Caregiving 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...

Family and Child Care

Family Caregiving Updated: March 13, 2012

Military caregiving involves new roles and challenges in your life that can affect your relationships with your wounded warrior and children. A service...

Military Acronyms

Family Caregiving Updated: March 01, 2012

 The military community uses numerous abbreviations and acronyms to identify various programs, organizations, and titles. As a military caregiver, you may be...

Caring for Those with Traumatic Brain Injury

Family Caregiving Updated: February 21, 2012

Does your wounded warrior...If so, he or she may be experiencing symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI is a life-altering event for wounded warriors...

Children of Wounded Warriors: Guidance for Caregivers

Family Caregiving Updated: January 06, 2012

Have you recently received a call that your service member has become very seriously injured (VSI) or seriously injured (SI)? Do you have a child who will be...

Caregivers of Military Amputees

Family Caregiving Updated: January 06, 2012

Does your wounded warrior amputee suffer from…If so, he or she may be experiencing depression. The pre- and post-amputation process can be difficult for both...

Caring for Those with Severe Burns

Family Caregiving Updated: January 06, 2012

Did you know that, according to Journal of Critical Care Medicine, burn injuries account for 5 percent to 10 percent of combat casualties? During military...

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