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Caregiver support

VA Cincinnati health care offers a number of services to support you and the Veteran you care for. Ask a caregiver support coordinator to help you find what you need, whether it's in-home help, someone to listen, or anything in between.

Connect with a support coordinator

Erica Human LISW-S

PGCSS Coordinator

VA Cincinnati health care

Phone: (513)458-9261 or (513)475-6366

Email: cincinnaticaregiversupport@va.gov

Care we provide at VA Cincinnati health care

If you are a caregiver for a Veteran, you can get support by contacting a VA Cincinnati health care 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 Cincinnati region, have questions about caregiver support services nationwide, or just need someone to listen right now.

Phone: 855-260-3274

If you are caring for a Veteran with serious illness or disabilities, we can help you support them—and take care of yourself. You may qualify for services like training, counseling or respite care when you need a break.

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support Program (CSP) offers clinical services to caregivers of eligible and covered Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system. CSP is a national program with local offices and teams located within VA facilities. The program’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of family caregivers who care for our Nation’s Veterans, through education, resources, support, and services. 

 

CSP carries out its mission through two programs: 

  • Program of General Caregiver Support Services (PGCSS) 
  •  Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) 
  • Services: Skills training, mobile support, one-on-one coaching, group support and coaching, self-care, peer support mentoring, telephone support, online programs, and referrals to available VA and community resources.
  • Eligibility: PGCSS is available to caregivers of Veterans enrolled in VA health care who served in any era.
  • How do I apply:  Contact your local CSP team at 513-475-6366
  • Services: Education and training, health insurance (if caregiver is otherwise uninsured), mental health counseling, monthly financial stipend, respite care and other services.
  • Eligibility: For Veteran and family caregiver eligibility requirements, please visit eligibility requirements
  • HOW DO I APPLY:
          Apply onlineOnline application PCAFC.
         • By mail: Download and print VA Form 1010CG.
         • In person: Bring your completed VA Form 10-10CG to your local CSP Teams/Caregiver Support Coordinators. Contact your local CSP team at 513-475-6366.
  • Enrolling in VA Health Care: A Veteran must be enrolled in VA health care, or is a Service member on active duty underdoing a medical discharge.  Veterans can apply for VA health care benefits by completing and following submission instructions here  (VA Form 10-10EZ).
  • Find out how the Veteran can apply for VA health care. 

Erica Human, LISW-S

PGCSS Coordinator

Cincinnati VAMC

 

Phone: 513-458-9261 or 513-475-6366

Email: cincinnaticaregiversupport@va.gov

If you are a caregiver for a Veteran, you can get support by contacting a Cincinnati VA CSP Coordinator. We can help with:

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

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

Call the Caregiver Support Line (CSL) at toll-free, 1-855-260-3274, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET