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  • Problem Solving Worksheet
    Problem Solving Worksheet

    Here are some examples of problem solving. Fill in the worksheet with examples from your own experience.

  • Notebook/Items to Include
    Notebook/Items to Include

    The notebook could include sections for: Personal information – This includes important facts, such as your service member/veteran’s Social Security number, military service record, emergency contacts, and allergic reaction to medications.

  • Medication Log
    Medication Log

    Name/dose, Times Taken daily, Purpose, Prescribed by, Comments/Side Effects

  • Speaking up for My Family Member
    Speaking up for My Family Member

    Identify Yourself: State your name and identify yourself as a caregiver - constituent.

  • Coping with Caregiver Challenges
    Coping with Caregiver Challenges

    Stress is the mental and physical reaction to events that upset our balance in life.

  • Stress Test
    Stress Test

    The worksheet below helps you to evaluate your stress level.The worksheet below helps you to evaluate your stress level.

  • Caregiver Self-Assessment Questionnaire
    Caregiver Self-Assessment Questionnaire

    Caregivers are often so concerned with caring for their relative’s needs that they lose sight of their own well being. Please take just a moment to answer the following questions. Once you have answered the questions, turn the page to do a self-evaluation.

  • How Can I Communicate with My Child About TBI?
    How Can I Communicate with My Child About TBI?

    More self-secure, can play well with others, tests the rules,‘magical thinking’

  • Master Schedule
    Master Schedule

    Sample Weekday Activity Schedule – tailor this for your family member’s specific needs

  • Home Care Team Volunteer Form
    Home Care Team Volunteer Form

    Name, Contact Information, What he or she would like to do

  • Contact Information
    Contact Information

    Health care team members, professional name, contact information

  • Caregiver Support Worksheet
    Caregiver Support Worksheet

    Caregiving task, who can help, contact information

  • Home Safety Checklist
    Home Safety Checklist

    This checklist focuses on safety issues that commonly apply to individuals with perceptual and cognitive problems.

  • My Legal Documents
    My Legal Documents

    Check off whether or not you have each of the following legal documents for yourself and your service member/veteran with TBI. Do you need this document? If so, who will you contact for help? When?

  • Sources of Information About Residential Care
    Sources of Information About Residential Care

    Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Paralyzed Veterans of America National Resource Directory.......

  • What Services Do I need?
    What Services Do I need?

    Right now, you may be feeling overwhelmed and not sure which way you should channel your energy. It is always good to prioritize your concerns/ issues. Doing so will help you focus your self-advocacy efforts. Here is a self-assessment tool that can help you determine the services you most need. Use this tool to identify benefits and services that you want to explore in more detail with your POC.

  • Is My Family Member Eligible for Services? Am I?
    Is My Family Member Eligible for Services? Am I?

    Is your family member eligible for certain benefits and services? It depends on his or her status within DoD and the VA. Here are some key definitions to keep in mind

  • What is TRICARE and What Does it Cover?
    What is TRICARE and What Does it Cover?

    TRICARE is a managed care program. TRICARE includes both direct care at military hospitals (MTFs) and purchased care (network care through Managed Care Contractors).

  • What Does the VA Health Care System Cover?
    What Does the VA Health Care System Cover?

    The VA operates the nation’s largest integrated health care system with more than 1,400 sites of care, including hospitals, community clinics, nursing homes, readjustment counseling centers, and various other facilities.

  • What is the TBI Continuum of Care?
    What is the TBI Continuum of Care?

    Your service member (SM)/veteran will receive excellent medical care as he or she moves from treatment to recovery. The DoD and the VA worked together to create a Continuum of Care for service members/veterans with TBI. The Continuum is shown in Figure 1 below.

  • Pay Issues
    Pay Issues

    What Pay Issues are Specific to Combat Zone Injuries for Active Duty Service Members?