PTSD Caregiver Support Group Now Available

VACaregiverSupportLogoVA Butler Healthcare is now offering a monthly PTSD Caregiver Support Group to all caregivers whose Veterans have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The group provides support and discussion for caregivers as well as information about caregiver resources available at VA.

“The new group provides education and discussion about trauma and its effects on both Veterans and caregivers,” said Karen Gliebe, VA Butler’s Caregiver Support Coordinator. “It also provides a chance to learn more about specific caregiver needs, including stress management, relaxation techniques, and identifying resources.”

The support group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.The group is ongoing and has open enrollment, so caregivers are always welcome. There is no fee to participate.

VA offers several support programs for caregivers including the Caregiver Support Line (1-855-260-3274), Adult Day Health Care, Home-Based Primary Care, Respite Care, Home Telehealth, and more. VA Butler’s Caregiver Support Coordinator is available to provide caregivers with valuable information about these VA resources and others available to them.

For more information about the PTSD Caregiver Support Group or additional caregiver support information, contact Karen Gliebe, VA Butler’s Caregiver Support Coordinator at 724-285-2492.

VA Butler Healthcare, located in Butler County, Pennsylvania has been attending to each Veteran’s total care since 1937. With more than 600 employees, we are the health care choice for over 17,000 Veterans throughout Western Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio and are a member of VA Healthcare VISN 4 under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. VA Butler Healthcare provides comprehensive Veteran care including primary, specialty and mental health care – as well as health maintenance plans, management of chronic conditions, preventive medicine needs and social support services to our nation’s Veterans. We proudly serve America’s Veterans at our main campus as well as at our five Primary Care VA Outpatient Clinics in Armstrong, Southern Butler County (Cranberry Township), Clarion, Lawrence and Mercer Counties.

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