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New Mexico VA Health Care System

 

Caregiver Support

Caregivers voluntarily take on the daily care needs of loved ones, often with limited medical training. They make great personal sacrifices to take care of the ill, enabling these individuals to live safely and well cared for in their home settings.
The VA’s Caregiver Support Line is available to provide support, resources, and information to caregivers of Veterans. Assistance is just a quick phone call away – while you're supporting a Veteran, we're here to support you. Sometimes, the best thing to do is just talk it out. We have the support and information you need.
Our sole purpose is to help you – the wife or husband, mother or father, sister or brother, daughter or son, or loving family member or friend – who cares for a Veteran. Know that you deserve support, too, and you are eligible for assistance. VA's Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by. We can:

  • Tell you about the assistance available from VA.
  • Help you access services and benefits.
  • Connect you with your local family Caregiver Support Coordinator at a VA medical center near you.
  • Just listen, if that's what you need right now.

The toll-free phone number is 1-855-260-3274. New Mexico Veterans or their family members can use the support line Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. (ET)., and on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  

Caregiver Support: 855-260-3274

Caregiver Services

VA offers a number of services that can provide you with the support that's right for you. Whether you and the Veteran you care for could use some help at home or you just need someone to listen, we're here to support you. Follow the link to learn more about the variety of services available to Family Caregivers.

Caring for Seriously Injured Post-9/11 Veterans

Services for Family Caregivers of Post-9/11 Veterans

If you are the Family Caregiver of a Veteran who was injured post-9/11, you may be eligible for additional services through VA, including a stipend, comprehensive training and medical coverage through VA if you are not already covered by a plan. Follow the link to learn more about the services and to see if you are currently eligible.

Find your Caregiver Support Coordinator

Questions?

Have questions about VA Caregiver Support Services? Contact VA's Caregiver Support Line (1-855-260-3274) or your local Caregiver Support Coordinator for assistance.

Contact

Mary Ann Kreski, ACSW, LCSW
Caregiver Support POC/Coordinator
Bldg. 41, Room 4A-116
505-265-1711 Ext. 7218
maryann.kreski2@va.gov

Roberta Gonzales, LISW
Caregiver Support Coordinator
Bldg. 41, Room 4A-116
505-265-1711 Ext. 2469
roberta.gonzales@va.gov

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Caregiver Support: 855-260-3274