Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Dementia Caregiver Support Program
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
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VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System,s Dementia Caregiver Support Program is and innovative model of a patient-centered alternative to institutional extended care.
This program utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach involving a registered nurse, social worker, and psychologist. Team members utilize Telehealth technology, phone interventions, and a caregiver telephone support groups monitor and provide interventions or caregivers. The primary goal of this program is to reduce caregiver burden and stress, provide caregiver education and resource identification, and improve overall quality of life for both caregivers and veterans.