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    Family members, friends, neighbors and others who assume responsibility for attending to the daily needs of individuals who are temporarily or permanently unable to care for themselves due to general frailty; illnesses, injuries or progressively debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or mental illness; or other incapacitating problems without compensation. Some, but not all, states have programs that help people pay for the caregiver of their choice, and in certain circumstances that can be a family member. Most of these programs have income and other eligibility requirements that the care recipient must meet, and strict rules often apply as to who can be paid for the caregiving. Benefits may also be available for veterans and their families through the Veteran's Administration.

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    Aging Services, Family Caregiver Support Program - Indiana CountyA support group for caregivers to learn coping and caregiver skills and gain knowledge about diseases, medications, research and legal issues. Group meets the last Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm.IndianaAging Services, Inc.Aging Services, Inc.
    Conemaugh Health System - Operation Family CaregiverOperation Family Caregiver is an educational program offered by the Conemaugh Health System to teach caregivers of returning Service Members a set of tools to help manage everyday problems. Operation Family Caregiver is a FREE, tailored, caregiver support intervention consisting of: in-home, Skype or phone visits, monthly telephone availability, data collection at beginning and end, program length 4-6 months, and you must complete 75% of sessions to be considered a program completer. The objective of the program is to improve:
    • Ability of family caregiver to utilize evidence-based problem-solving skills to reduce the burden of caregiving and enhance well-being,
    • Utilization of problem-solving skills to lower family caregiver depression and health complaints,
    • Management of anxiety of children located in the home.
    Taking part in this program may help you to better understand the problems you may be having as a caregiver for a service member with physical disability, traumatic brain injury, and/or combat stress. Any information obtained from this program, and which may be important to your health will be shared with you.
    CambriaConemaugh Health System Home HealthConemaugh Health System
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System: Caregiver Support ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Caregiver Support Program is designed to provide support to family caregivers of veterans. There are many available services and supports through VAPHS and the national VA caregiver support program, including a specialized program for caregivers of eligible veterans who were seriously injured or psychologically injured in the line of duty on or after 9/11 (go to www.caregiver.va.gov for more information). In addition, VAPHS his many home and community-based care programs that are designed to promote the care of the veteran at home by providing the caregiver assistance. There are also various support groups and educational opportunities available. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

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