Caregivers in Gatlinburg
Why Military Caregivers Need Your Support
The role of caregiver whether a spouse, parent, family member or friend who cares for and supports a wounded, ill or injured service member is an important one.
While most of the focus on caregivers tend to be on older populations caring for persons with chronic conditions or dementia, military caregivers tend to be younger adults with dependent-age children who are dealing with a different set of patient variables, including physical and mental trauma.
Along with providing assistance and assuming responsibilities typically conducted by nurses, orderlies, and attendants, military caregivers also act as case managers who coordinate care, sometimes across multiple health systems, advocates for new treatment and better care, and financial and legal representatives for their loved one. Many of them are also parenting children and holding down jobs outside the home.
Researchers estimate there are between 275,000 and 1 million women and men who are providing care or have provided care for military members or veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. Caregivers include spouses, children, and parents of military members and veterans.
We understand that behind every disabled service member is a wounded family.
Wounded service members aren’t the only ones who have battle scars.
Spartan Alliance strongly believes wounded families bear their own concise battle scars, and it is necessary for our communities to help with the adjustment requirements of these families.
Who cares for the Caregiver?
Each wound, injury, and illness are unique and different. It is essential to the emotional well-being of a Military Caregiver to know they are not alone.
Often, the unseen injuries of war have a far more significant impact, than the wounds that are visible.