Military Caregivers Uncared For

Posted April 3, 2014 at 5:11am

UPI reports that “the needs of military caregivers — family members, friends, or acquaintances who provide care and assistance for, or manage the care of, current or former military servicemembers — are ignored and unmet.”  

“A report by the Rand Corp. said: ‘Although significant attention has been paid to servicemembers and veterans with service-related injuries and associated conditions, little is known about the needs of their caregivers or the resources that exist to meet them.’  

“Family members and others have long cared for wounded veterans, but the veterans from two recent wars are more likely to have mental health and substance problems, making the task of providing care even more difficult, the Los Angeles Times reported.”