Military & Veteran Caregivers
Easterseals strives to ensure military caregivers can access what they need to take on the enormous responsibility of caregiving—often, while still needing to work, navigate family life and take care of themselves. We embrace and support military caregivers across the lifespan.
Easterseals has a long history of service to the veteran community dating back to World War II and is a proud Hidden Heroes Elizabeth Dole Foundation partner. Supports for military caregivers and their families include respite care, inclusive childcare, employment and career services, transportation, behavioral/physical health services and advocacy at the federal and local levels.
We also provide center-based adult day services or in-home services which are available for caregivers of older veterans with physical and/or cognitive challenges. Learn more.
To find out if an Easterseals in your area is offering services for military caregivers, please contact your local Easterseals.
- Respite care: We offer a variety of respite options for military families. For example, through local partnerships with Childcare Aware of America and as part of the US Navy and US Air Force Exceptional Family Member Program, families who have members with special needs have access to respite programs. Easterseals also partners with ARCH National Respite to as part of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. We also partner with the University of Maryland's Legacy Corps program that provides in-home respite for service members/veterans and their families at locations across the U.S.
- Free Military Caregiving Education: Check out the hour-long on-demand educational online sessions available 24/7 for all military caregivers, providing tips and tools on topics including depression, childcare, intimacy, hearing loss, caregiver self-care and home safety. Select sessions are available in Spanish. Easterseals developed this series in partnership with The Elizabeth Dole Foundation and other military service and caregiving partners. Review past webinars.
- Military caregiver tobacco cessation tool kit. We partnered with the CVS Health Foundation and the American Lung Association to offer a toolkit for military and family caregivers who would like to quit smoking. Be sure to listen to our online Living Tobacco Free presentation.
See our other resources for family caregivers and visit the VA Caregiver Support program.