West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
COVID-19 Update for CaregiversThank you for choosing the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, where meeting Veterans health care needs is our number one priority. Visitation has been restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that part of the healing process is to have a positive support system; therefore, we have taken steps to provide virtual ways for you to be able to connect with your loved one.
We value our caregivers and their health. For your convenience, we have crafted a guide to assist you, the caregiver, during this unprecedented time. Click here to view/download our Information for Caregivers During COVID-19 guide.
VA offers a number of services that can provide you with the support that's right for you. Whether you and the Veteran you care for could use some help at home or you just need someone to listen, we're here to support you. Follow the link to learn more about the variety of services available to Family Caregivers.
The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) is expanding to all eras.
Expansion rolls out in two phases beginning with eligible Veterans who served on or before May 7, 1975, and phase two, beginning October 1, 2022, will include eligible Veterans who served between May 7, 1975, and September 11, 2001.
PCAFC, which prior to this expansion was only available for eligible Post-9/11 Veterans who incurred or aggravated a serious injury in the line of duty, provides resources, education, support, a financial stipend, health insurance, and beneficiary travel to caregivers of eligible Veterans.
Veterans with a 70% service-connected disability who served either on or after September 11, 2001, or on or before May 7, 1975, and are in need of Caregivers Support should contact their local Caregivers Support Coordinator, or visit https://www.caregiver.va.gov for more information.
Have questions about VA Caregiver Support Services? Contact VA's Caregiver Support Line (1-855-260-3274) or your local Caregiver Support Coordinator for assistance.