VA Black Hills Health Care System
VA Black Hills Health Care Celebrates Caregivers
Throughout the month of November, VA’s Caregiver Support Program celebrates National Family Caregivers Month to recognize the crucial role that caregivers play in helping Veterans recover from injury and illness. Family caregivers are partners in the care of Veterans by providing compassionate, home-based care for our Nation’s heroes. November is a time to highlight and appreciate these generous and caring individuals.
At VA Black Hills Health Care System, over 200 caregivers take part in the Caregiver Support Program. The program’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of family caregivers through education, and the provision of resources, support, and services. VA offers numerous programs such as in-home care, adult day health care, respite, and Home Based Primary Care. Caregivers are provided online and telephone support programs, peer mentoring, and local caregiver support groups.
On Monday, November 23rd from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. the public is invited to an Open House to learn more about the role of caregivers and the resources available. The Open House will take place at the Hot Springs VA Medical Center, Building 1, in the Rotunda. During that time, local artist Aaron Pearcy with About this Life, Inc. will create a mural that reflects the true commitment and dedication of caregivers. The public is invited to view Pearcy’s process as the mural is created in the Domiciliary Auditorium, Hot Springs VA Medical Center. The completed mural will be presented at 5:30 p.m.
For information on VA’s Caregiver Support Program, go to http://www.caregiver.va.gov, call VA’s toll-free Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274, or contact Amber Heinert, VA BHHCS Caregiver Support Coordinator at 1-605-745-2000 extension 2574.