This Veterans Day, the United States especially honors the millions of veterans living with service-related illnesses and injuries. But it's also important to recognize the sacrifices of those helping them to recover and thrive: America's 5.5 million military caregivers.
Nov 11, 2014 | Family Studies
Not all veterans wish to seek services at or through the VA, and many may not meet eligibility criteria. The VA is a critical component of the health care delivery system for former U.S. servicemembers, but it cannot and should not comprise the system alone.
Jun 27, 2014 | The Hill
As America remembers those lost in battle this Memorial Day, it should not forget the sacrifices of those who care for the wounded survivors. Rachel O'Hern tells the story of her life as a military caregiver, one of millions of American wives, husbands, siblings, parents, children, and friends who support service members and veterans with physical or emotional injuries or illnesses.
May 23, 2014 | The RAND Blog
As momentum continues to build, stakeholders across the board should keep in mind four broad recommendations for how to help military caregivers.
Apr 15, 2014 | The RAND Blog
A world without military caregivers would be a harsher one for all, particularly for those who have served. Military caregivers' sacrifices improve the lives of wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans, more of whom would suffer without them.
Mar 31, 2014 | The RAND Blog
Despite military caregivers' vital contributions, little is known about their numbers, the burden of caregiving that they shoulder, or the resources that exist to support them. To shed light on these "hidden heroes,” a RAND team conducted the largest, most comprehensive study to date of military caregivers.
Mar 24, 2014
Military families play a critical role in supporting U.S. servicemembers during deployment and afterwards. Equally vital but often less visible is the role played by those who care for the servicemembers who return with disabling injuries or illnesses and require long-term support beyond what the formal health care system provides.
Nov 18, 2013 | The RAND Blog
The act of caring for a veteran takes a physical, mental, and economic toll on caregivers and their families. Giving caregivers the skills and resources they need to cope and thrive should be as much a priority as giving veterans medical care.
Mar 7, 2013 | RAND.org
Honoring the sacrifices of veterans should be front and center on our policy agenda and not limited to one day a year, says Terri Tanielian.
Nov 12, 2012 | Newsday
Delivery of evidence-based care to all veterans with PTSD or depression would pay for itself—or even save money—within two years by improving productivity and reducing medical and mortality costs, writes Terri Tanielian.
Dec 5, 2011 | AcademyHealth
Nearly 300,000 Iraq and Afghanistan service veterans who have returned home -- about one in five -- may suffer from combat-stress-related mental health problems. Our veterans ought to get the best available treatments our nation can offer, but they don't, write authors Terry Schell, Terri Tanielian and Lisa Jaycox.
Sep 28, 2008 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette