Military life is different, and can be difficult. Frequent moves, deployments, and transitions can make it hard for military families to establish strong, trusted networks.
Programs for caregivers and member benefits support the goal of making strong families even stronger. Wellness of the entire family–across the whole lifecycle of military service from enlistment to retirement and into Veteran status–is important. At Blue Star Families, we’ve “been there, done that” because we are a team of military spouses and Veterans. We know what it’s like to be part of a military family, and we know that life for the service member is easier when there is a healthy and happy family at home. We hope you enjoy taking a little time for you, and continuing your education in the caregiving space.
Member Benefits: Blue Star Families works with health and wellness partners to bring members free perks, exclusive resources, and fun goodies. When a military family is experiencing the trials and tribulations of frequent moves, the anxiety when a parent goes away for a long deployment, or the uncertainty that accompanies the transition back to civilian life, these member benefits can make these changes a little easier.
Caregiver Workshops and Digital Resources: The role of the caregiver is an important one, filled with both encouraging and challenging moments. It’s why we have developed a program to specifically target military family members who are caring for their veteran or service member: Caregivers Empowering Caregivers.
Cutting-Edge Research in Caregiver Support: Coming soon, you’ll hear more about a first-of-its-kind technology and resources for supporting caregivers. This innovative project, made possible with the generous support of United Health Foundation, incorporates evidence‐based training and peer‐based support networks to enhance continuity of care. Join our network to hear the latest!