Caregiver Program - Montana VA Health Care System
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Montana VA Health Care System

 

Caregiver Program

You may know that VA provides benefits and services for Veterans, but did you know that VA also has a number of services designed specifically to support you in your role as a Family Caregiver?

VA values your commitment as a partner in our pledge to care for those who have "borne the battle," and we have several support and service options designed with you in mind. The programs are available both in and out of your home to help you care for the Veteran you love and for yourself.

To learn more, visit the VA Caregiver Support webpage HERE.

You can also contact your local Caregiver Support Coordinator at 406-447-6797 or desiree.fehr@va.gov.

New to caregiving?

Have you recently become a Family Caregiver of a Veteran? Feeling Overwhelmed? You can find resources to help at the VA Caregiver Support Toolbox HERE.

Are you caring for a Veteran with Alzheimer's Disease or Related Dementias? You can learn more on the VA Montana Dementia Services page. You can also download the VA's Family Caregivers Guide to Alzheimers.

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Assistance Program

The mission of the VA Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Assistance Program is to implement a comprehensive person-centered, recovery oriented assistance program for Veterans, their families and Caregivers and VHA employees who use or experience intimate partner violence. 

Who is at risk for experiencing intimate partner violence?  Everyone.  However, there are certain groups who are at higher risk of violence than others, such as females between the ages of 18-35 and female veterans.

I am worried about a friend. What are some of the warning signs of intimate partner violence?  Warning signs include: unexplained or repeated injuries, delay in seeking care, injuries during pregnancy, multiple ER visits, suicide attempts, substance use, fearful or evasive behavior, and lack of independence, among other signs.

Contact the IPV coordinator for more information at 406-447-6797 or desiree.fehr@va.gov

Contact Info

Location

  • VA Montana Health Care System

Contact Number(s)

  • 406-431-7456
  • 406-447-6797

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm