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    Try Respite

    Later this month I will check into a local nursing home for a week of respite, allowing my wife and daughter to take a trip without worrying about me and my care.

    The VA respite program (two weeks a year) is open to SCI vets. This will be my third time for this service.

    Wife and I were given a toiur of the facility where I will be staying, and everything passed muster. As a matter of fact, I'm looking forward to the week--making new acquaintences and new experiences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wazabiker View Post
    Later this month I will check into a local nursing home for a week of respite, allowing my wife and daughter to take a trip without worrying about me and my care.

    The VA respite program (two weeks a year) is open to SCI vets. This will be my third time for this service.

    Wife and I were given a toiur of the facility where I will be staying, and everything passed muster. As a matter of fact, I'm looking forward to the week--making new acquaintences and new experiences.
    It sounds healthy for all involved. Wishing you well.

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    Actually the VA SCI Respite program is for up to two weeks TWICE a year. We offer this on our VA SCI unit (of course with reservations planned ahead of time). We do your annual eval during one of those too.

    It is open to those who live in a home setting (not institutional setting) who have either a family or paid caregiver. It has been used to give caregivers a vacation, take care of their own health problems, and just get a break. It is a great way to take care of your caregivers and give them a break.

    (KLD)

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    Thats awesome that the VA does that. The VA rocks.
    Dave

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    Sounds nice all around, waza.
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    Respite

    Thanks SCI Nurse for alerting me to the two additional weeks of respite.

    Our hospital, Augusta, Ga., does not have facilities for respite, hence the need to go to a civilian setting. I am looking forward to the new experience.
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