Expanding comprehensive assistance for family caregivers

Eva Blackburn has always grabbed life by the horns. She’s used to overcoming challenges with a positive attitude and nearly nothing getting her down. When she became her husband’s caregiver, she approached her new role with the same positive spirit.

Eventually, however, she began to feel overwhelmed and turned to VA for help. “I noticed a change in my husband and went to VA to see what type of assistance was available for him,” she said. “They told us about the Caregiver Support Program and they’ve supported us far beyond my expectation.”

Eva and her husband, Stanley, a Vietnam-era Veteran, are now participants in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC), a component of the VA Caregiver Support Program (CSP). They’re part of a new population of caregivers and Veterans who may now be eligible for PCAFC.

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