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Dore Mobley

Dore Mobley is a communications specialist with Patient Care Services in the Veterans Health Administration.

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  1. Hawaii female veteran    

    I would like to say thank you for extending the commissary and PX privileges for all service connected veterans. Hawaii is an expensive place and this benefit will definitely help. Also, i look forward to going to the gas station and furniture store.

  2. john Hoppman    

    I recently was awarded 100% for PTSD . My wife controls all the finances and such , I was told to put her on as my care giver . How do I do this ?

  3. Dore Mobley    

    The phone number for the Caregiver Support Line is 1-855-260-3274.

  4. Eugene Weiner    

    I got very ill on active duty. Help please

  5. Alfred Cichon    

    It is interesting / odd – that the number for the support liner is not provided in the article

    1. Austin Martinez    

      CSL (Caregiver Support Line) unless it has changed, is 1-855-260-3274.

      Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-11 p.m. ET
      Saturday 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. ET

      Friend and member of the Veteran Community.

  6. Harvey Jacobson    

    I am 85+ Korean War Veteran.

    I am a patient of the Oncology Department.
    I do not drive and have to rely on friends
    I am not physically impaired but could certainly appreciate rides to my medical appoints
    Is this a possibility
    Harvey – (redacted)

  7. Lisa A. Ducharme    

    This is a good program, but many things will not be available to pre-9/11 veterans until the Summer of 2020..
    https://www.caregiver.va.gov/docs/Caregiver-Support-Program-FAQ_10172019.pdf#

    Any caregiver can call the Caregiver Support line if you have any questions or just need to talk!

    Each VA Medical Center has a Caregiver Support Coordinator available to assist you with enrolling in these programs. For help, contact your local Caregiver Support Coordinator using the Caregiver Support Coordinator search tool, or call the VA Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274 (toll free 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET).

    I’d also like to point out another great resource, which is Hidden Heroes, I always highly encourage all caregivers to sign up, they have over 200 resources and assistance. https://hiddenheroes.org/

    https://caregiverjourney.elizabethdolefoundation.org/

  8. Trent Lee Boef    

    Hello,
    I’m a 20 year retired US Navy vet.and have a 60% disability. Is there a program that I can get rental assistance or placement in a assisted living facility? I am in a rehab and care center in Upland, Ca. and my Tricare insurance is about to discharge me. Right now I have had trouble walking. I have a 2nd story apartment in San Dimas,Ca and it’s hard going up and down the stairs.

    Thank you.

    1. Lisa Ducharme    

      Hi Trent,
      Have you tried reaching out to your Veteran Affairs office in CA? I hear they are a great resource http://hs.sbcounty.gov/va/Pages/Locations.aspx
      They can usually assist with local issues or help you get into an assisted living facility. Since you are retired US Navy, have you looked at the difference between Tricare and US Family Health for your insurance? You might want to see which program is best for you.
      I expect the Veteran Affairs office will be able to assist you, but if not these coordinators can help you provide permanent, affordable housing to the homeless – I expect they might be able to connect you to the right person. https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/homeless-coordinators.asp#visn21
      Thank you for your service!

  9. John R. Alaniz    

    I am a Retired/Disabled Veteran and I would like to know if there is a special Caregiver program out there? My wife has been my caregiver for over 10 years and we can’t seem to find a caregiver program for her to look into and get some financial aide. It is taking all of the funds we have just to make it day to day. I am 100% Disabled. Please get back to me if you can. Thank you!

    1. Lisa A. Ducharme    

      John, Hidden Heroes is a good resource for your wife, and they can also help with Aid and Attendance, it sounds like you might qualify and can also assist with getting your wife some rest. They have over 200 resources and assistance. https://hiddenheroes.org/resources/

      https://caregiverjourney.elizabethdolefoundation.org/

      I don’t know what state you are in, but please look to see who your Veteran Service Officers are, they can also be a great resource for community resources to assist you and your wife.

      Thank you for your service!

  10. Col. Bobby Moorhatch    

    It is a great article,but what is the telephone number to contact the VA Caregiver Support Counselors? I know my eyes are bad, but somehow I apparently missed it. Please advise. Col. Bobby

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