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Caregiver support

VA Altoona health care offers a number of services to support you and the Veteran you care for. If you are interested in learning more about the caregiver support program or applying to the program visit www.caregiver.va.gov. Contact James E Van Zandt VAMC Caregiver Support directly at 814-943-8164 ext. 4776.

Connect with a support coordinator

Michele McDonough LCSW

Caregiver Support Program Senior Social Worker

VA Altoona health care

Phone: 814- 943-8164, ext.8536

Email: Michele.McDonough@va.gov

Kandee Doherty LCSW

Social Worker

VA Altoona health care

Phone: 814-943-8164, ext 5136

Email: Kandee.Doherty@va.gov

Care we provide at VA Altoona

If you are a caregiver for a Veteran, you can get support by contacting a VA Altoona caregiver support coordinator. We can help with:

  • Getting caregiver assistance available through VA
  • Matching you with services and benefits 
  • Connecting you with local resources and programs

VA Caregiver Support Line

The Caregiver Support Line is available if you need support outside of the Altoona region, have questions about caregiver support services nationwide, or just need someone to listen right now.

Phone: 855-260-3274

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