Operation Family Caregiver
Virginia Veteran & Family Support (VVFS)
Who We Are
Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health is partnering with Virginia Veteran and Family Support to offer Operation Family Caregiver (OFC). OFC is a three year project which began in the fall of 2015 offering free and confidential support to families of those who have served our nation. Trained coaches help military families learn how to overcome the obstacles they face and to manage any challenges that might come along. OFC is a personalized program, tailored specifically to the struggles of each family and usually lasts 16 to 24 weeks.
OFC is a voluntary four (4) to six (6) month evidenced based program for family members, partners, friend, battle buddies, etc. who are caring for returning serving members or veterans living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and/or physical disability. The program is designed to improve the caregiver's ability to utilize problem-solving skills to lower depression, health complaints, and burden and to enhance the caregiver's well being. The program seeks to improve the management of anxiety of children located in the home by increasing the caregiver's ability to locate and utilize available support resources for the children.
The program can be provided in the consumer's home, telephone, Skype or Facetime.
NOTE: Operation Family Caregiver is a program of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving with Catalytic funding from Johnson & Johnson and not affiliated with the Veteran's Health Administration Caregiver Support Program. No stipends are available to program participants.