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Hidden heroes: America's military caregivers

Hidden heroes: America's military caregivers

Ramchand, Rajeev, author; Robinson, Eric, author; Trail, Thomas, 1967- author; Ghosh-Dastidar, Bonnie, author; Robbins, Michael William, author; Vaughan, Christine Anne, author; Epley, Caroline, author; Voorhies, Phoenix, author; Fisher, Michael P., author; Tanielian, Terri L., author

Little has been reported about "military caregivers"--The population of those who care for wounded, ill, and injured military personnel and veterans. This report summarizes the results of a study designed to describe the magnitude of military caregiving in the United States today, as well as to identify gaps in the array of programs, policies, and initiatives designed to support military caregivers. "While much has been written about the role of caregiving for the elderly and chronically ill and for children with special needs, little is known about "military caregivers"--The population of those who care for wounded, ill, and injured military personnel and veterans. These caregivers play an essential role in caring for injured or wounded service members and veterans. This enables those for whom they are caring to live better quality lives, and can result in faster and improved rehabilitation and recovery. Yet playing this role can impose a substantial physical, emotional, and financial toll on caregivers. This report summarizes the results of a study designed to describe the magnitude of military caregiving in the United States today, as well as to identify gaps in the array of programs, policies, and initiatives designed to support military caregivers. Improving military caregivers' well-being and ensuring their continued ability to provide care will require multifaceted approaches to reducing the current burdens caregiving may impose, and bolstering their ability to serve as caregivers more effectively. Given the systematic differences among military caregiver groups, it is also important that tailored approaches meet the unique needs and characteristics of post-9/11 caregivers."--Abstract

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Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation 2014

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Statement of responsibility: Rajeev Ramchand, Terri Tanielian, Michael P. Fisher, Christine Anne Vaughan, Thomas E. Trail, Caroline Epley, Phoenix Voorhies, Michael William Robbins, Eric Robinson, Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar ; sponsored by Caring for Military Families: The Elizabeth Dole Foundation
ISBN: 0833085557, 0833085565, 9780833085559, 9780833085566, 9780833085580
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-258).
Note: Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed November 5, 2014).
Note: "RR-499-TEDF"--Page 4 of cover.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 258 pages) : tables (some color), color maps.
Series: RAND Corporation research report series ; RR-499-TEDF
Subject: Socioeconomic Factors.; Soldiers Family relationships.; United States.; Veterans Mental health services United States.; Veterans statistics & numerical data.; Military nursing United States.; Psychology, Military.; Disabled Persons rehabilitation.; Veterans Care United States Psychological aspects.; Mental health.; Caregivers statistics & numerical data.; Social Support.; HEALTH & FITNESS Work-Related Health.; Medicine, Military United States.; Caregivers Services for United States.; Caregivers.; Military social work United States.; Veterans Health and hygiene United States.; HISTORY United States State & Local General.; Families of military personnel Services for.; Needs Assessment statistics & numerical data.; Veterans Medical care United States.
Series Title: Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-499-TEDF.
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Critical Lifelines : The Role and Contributions of Military Caregivers
  3. Understanding and Addressing Caregiver Needs : the Risks and Consequences of Caregiving and Programs to Mitigate Them
  4. Evolving Needs : Sustaining Caregiver and Care Recipient Well-Being Now and in the Future
  5. Closing Gaps : Conclusions and Recommendations
  6. Appendices : A. Survey Methods ; B. Survey Analysis ; C. Enumeration of Military Caregivers -D. Environmental Scan Methods
  7. E. Environmental Scan Organizational Characteristics
  8. F. Federal and State Policies and Programs to Support Military Caregivers
  9. G. Programs and Organizations Excluded from the Environmental Scan
  10. H. Military Support Programs and Organizations Included in the Environmental Scan.