CO-OP Survival strives to bring military caregivers together to eliminate isolation, support family transitions, encourage career goals, and build a community of support.
What is a military Caregiver?
When a service-member becomes wounded, ill, or injured, someone steps in to care for them—hopefully. That caregiver, with the Veteran, and whoever else might be in the home, become a military caregiving family. Every caregiving family looks different, because the caregiver could be a spouse, a parent, a sibling, a partner, a child, or anyone who supports and cares for a service-member during the hours that they are not being cared for by medical professionals. During the transition to a caregiving family, everyone adjusts from what-was to what-is. Lives begin to revolve around wounds, illnesses, and injuries. Too often, friendships are lost, goals change, careers are lost, and dreams can be forgotten—for everyone in the family.