Butler VA Health Care System
Monday, December 31, 2018Caregivers of Veterans: Start 2019 off right with some self-care! At VA Butler, we honor the daily investment that Veteran caregivers make each day to support the health and wellbeing of our nations’ Veterans. This daily effort can take a toll though, and that’s why our Caregiver Support Program is here.
U.S. Air Force and Army Veteran Dan Fenstermaker along with his wife Vicki both receive care and support from VA Butler, him for health care, and her for caregiver support.
“The Butler VA has been a tremendous help to myself and my wife. When she became my caregiver, the VA resources were/are tremendous,” said Dan.
VA Butler offers various services for Veterans with caregivers ranging from Adult Day Health Care and Respite Care to Home-Based Primary Care and Home Telehealth. VA Butler also offers training, educational resources, and multiple tools just for caregivers themselves.
“They helped mentally and emotionally in teaching her [his caregiver and wife] coping skills and other skills as well,” said Dan. “Also, the physical activity through cardio and yoga provides great stress relief.”
Caregivers are encouraged to attend fitness classes at VA Butler free of charge! VA Butler offers weekly fitness classes in its Wellness Center at the Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center including cardio, yoga, martial arts, and more. Caregivers are invited to attend to stay healthy (and de-stress!). For fitness class information, call 800.362.8262, ext. 6484.
Whether it’s a fitness class to de-stress, you could use some help at home, or you just need someone to listen, VA Butler’s Caregiver Support Coordinator is here to help provide the support that's right for you. Learn more about the variety of services available to caregivers at www.butler.va.gov/services/caregiver or call VA Butler’s Caregiver Support Coordinator at 800-362-8262 ext. 6174.
VA's Caregiver Support Line: 1-855-260-3274
Assistance is just a quick phone call away – while you're supporting a Veteran, we're here to support you. Sometimes, the best thing to do is just talk it out. VA's Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by: 1-855-260-3274.