When your spouse or loved one suffers a severe injury or debilitating illness, you may experience a range of emotions, including grief and anger. It is important to take care of yourself as much as possible while caring for your loved one. While Military OneSource does not provide health care services, it does offer information about the services and benefits available and provides resources for caregivers to assist them in their role.
Becoming a Caregiver for a Wounded, Ill or Injured Service Member
When your spouse or loved one suffers a severe injury or debilitating illness, it can feel as if your entire world has been turned upside down — and the goals and plans you had for yourself, your marriage and your family go on hold.
How to Deal with Stress as a Caregiver
It’s hard to avoid stress when you’re caring for a loved one with a serious injury or an ongoing wound or illness. Caregiving is an important job that can be extremely demanding.
Caregiving When Your Spouse Has a Combat Stress Injury
When your spouse returns from a deployment with a combat stress injury or post-traumatic stress disorder, it can affect everyone in the household. To do your best for your spouse — and for you — learn more about combat stress, what resources are available, and most importantly, how to care for yourself.
Caregiver Support Resources for You and Your Loved One
When you are the caregiver of a loved one with special needs or a life-changing illness or injury, each day can bring new questions and new situations.
VA Benefits for Disabled Veterans and Service Members
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides benefits and services to meet the needs of veterans and service members. While many VA programs are designed to serve veterans, particularly disabled veterans, VA services are not limited to those who have left the military.
When Your Spouse Has a Traumatic Brain Injury
As a spouse of a service member who has suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, you may be experiencing a range of emotions. It is important to allow yourself to feel every emotion that surfaces and attend to your own needs.