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DHA’s E-Caregiver Directory Puts Resources at Your Fingertips

The Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) electronic Caregiver Resource Directory provides more than 2,000 resources for caregivers of wounded warriors within three taps on their mobile phone, their computer, or tablet. With DHA’s Warrior Care Recovery Care Programs Operations, highlighting just one of its user-friendly features.

 

DHA’s eCRD features include:

  • Simple searchability through navigations and links
  • No heavy scrolling
  • Single page content printing
  • Hyperlinks to each resource

Taking the Weight Off Relocation

 

There are many services and resources available to caregivers and their families if they must relocate, so that the hand-off can go as smoothly as possible. There are direct links to each of the military service relocation programs that are highlighted by location.

The NRD and the eCRD connect relocating caregivers and families to services and agencies to help them settle in and give them access to virtual support through organizations such as the American Red Cross Military and Veterans Caregiver Network.

You can also reach out to the NRD by email at infoNRD.osd@mail.mil, and the content team will assist with finding resources down to local community churches. 

 

Self-Care and Crisis Care

 

Caregiving can be a 24/7/365 responsibility, and caregivers need to take care of themselves to be able to continue their roles without burning out.

For Davis, “I’m always looking at ways for rest and relaxation; this helps protect my caregiver mental health and well-being.”

She’s also used the Veteran Spouse Network and has participated in caregiver retreats at an equestrian therapy ranch, which has programs for wounded warriors and their families. She said these programs add to her “toolkit” of self-care.

Additionally, crises can arise, and caregivers may have an immediate need for resources. “Some caregivers need that information right now,” Davis said.

For other caregivers, challenges could be “everything from mental health, to employment, to education,” Davis said, adding: “Caregivers need so much, and they just never know what kind of a situation they’ll be in.”

Top Searches

 

Some of the most commonly searched resources in the eCRD and NRD include:

  • Access to health care for caregivers
  • Guides to community resources
  • Caregiver resources for family members with traumatic brain injury
  • VA specialty resources for caregivers
  • Mental health support services for children of caregivers

 

 

*For more from TRICARE/DHA, check out their M:M Expert Author Page.

 

 

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  • Defense Health Agency

    The Defense Health Agency is a joint, integrated Combat Support Agency that enables the Army, Navy, and Air Force medical services to provide a medically ready force and ready medical force to Combatant Commands in both peacetime and wartime. Their mission is to provide a medical benefit commensurate with the service and sacrifice of more than 9.6 million active duty personnel, military retirees and their families.

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