VA expanding support for family caregivers, but enrollment, engagement still lag

The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved 41,000 applications by veterans in need of support for family caregivers in the past several years, but only about half of applicants  have been able to participate.  According to a report from Military Times, despite increased funding for caregivers through a $52B veterans support bill, nearly 30% of enrollees in the program drop out each year.   According to the report, much of this can be attributed to problems with IT systems for managing the program, in addition to he difficulties caregivers have with navigating available resources and managing the burden of caregiving.  


This report underlines a hard and true fact about family caregiving: funding support alone will not solve the problem.  The need for better caregiver coordination and engagement could not be more clear.
genusConnect fills this gap by coordinating communication, tasks, and support resources to make caregiving easier and keeping caregivers, patients and families engaged.  Now, at a glance, you can see how the person of care is doing, do they need anything, and what resources are available to help you care better.  


To learn more about the VA caregiver program, visit the link below.  To learn how you can start caring better, together, visit www.genusconnect.org to get started. 


https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/05/29/falling-enrollment-in-vas-caregiver-program-raises-concerns/