Sunday, September 04, 2011

$162,000 grant to help families of returning soldiers

In an effort to help the families of returning soldiers cope with a variety of health issues that can include traumatic brain injury and combat related physical disability, the Johnson & Johnson company has awarded a $162,000 grant to the Rosalynn Carter Institute to assist families in caring for returning veterans.

“Family Caregivers are the VA’s (Veterans Affairs) partners in providing world class health care to Veterans,” said Deborah Amdur, Veterans Affairs’ chief consultant for care management and social work. “We understand the significant sacrifices involved in family caregiving. VA offers a range of caregiver programs and services to ensure that family caregivers have the tools and support they need. 

Established in 1987 at Georgia Southwestern in honor of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the Rosalynn Carter Institute Through research, education and training, the RCI promotes the mental health and well being of individuals, families and professional caregivers; encourages effective caregiving practices; builds public awareness of caregiving needs; and advances public and social policies that enhance caring communities.


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