Caring for Wounded Service Members

Published 07/23 2014 05:06PM

Updated 07/23 2014 05:11PM

The recent VA hospital scandal has brought the subject of veteran care front and center for people in this country. The VA, of course, under fire for delays in treatment for veterans and allegations of a cover-up. In a recent speech, vice president Joe Biden reminded listeners that caring for veterans of this country is a sacred obligation.

Andy Crocker, Gerontology and Health Specialist for the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, talks about ways to care for wounded service members.

Advances in medicine are saving more lives on the battlefield. Recent study suggests 5.5 million caregivers for wounded service members/veterans in the US. Caring for wounded service members/veterans is often different than traditional caregiving. Awareness is key to helping caregivers, especially in rural communities.

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