Health & Safety

April 12, 2013

EFMP Respite Care provides support

ACS release

EFMP-respite-care
Caring for a Family member with special needs, especially severe chronic medical conditions, is an around-the-clock job. There may be no end to a caregiver’s love, but everyone who shoulders such responsibilities needs a break to rest and recharge.

EFMP respite care provides that break. Qualifying Families are eligible for up to 40 hours of respite care a month for each for enrolled Exceptional Family Members depending on the specific needs of that EFM.

“Taking care of an individual with special needs is often a 24-hour job, and respite care allows the primary care giver some time to take care of their own needs, as well as recharge their batteries,” explained Audrey Peterson-Hosto, Exceptional Family Member Program manager, adding that “respite care is flexible in the fact it may be provided inside or outside of the home.”

“In the recent past there was a waiting list for those requesting Respite Care Services,” said Peterson-Hosto. “However, over the last couple of months we have had several respite care recipients PCS to other installations, and currently we do not have a waiting list.”

Army life poses challenges for any Family, but especially for Families with special needs. “It is part of our job, our commitment to the Army Family Covenant, to make sure we are delivering the right services in the right way to support the health and well-being of all Family members,” she said.

Peterson-Hosto is available at Army Community Service to provide more detailed information to Families. Soldiers or Family members who have questions can call Peterson-Hosto at 533-6871, and also visit the EFMP web page at http://huachuca-www.army.mil/pages/acs/efmp.html.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
J.D. Leipold

Are you, your Family prepared for an emergency or disaster?

J.D. Leipold Bill Newman of the Army’s Emergency Management Program at the Pentagon speaks with a Soldier about creating an emergency kit for his Family. The “Ready Army” display at the Pentagon early this month was part ...
 
 

Preventing suicide: ‘Power of 1’ could save a life

WASHINGTON — As Suicide Prevention Month and year-long Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs efforts continue to combat suicide, Pentagon officials emphasize the importance of the power of one, peer support and resources. The DoD, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, has launched “The Power of 1” campaign in observance of Suicide...
 
 

Dietary supplements: Safety still an issue, better options available

SAN ANTONIO — Being a Soldier is as physically demanding, at times, as being a professional athlete. As a result, Soldiers are especially conscious of physical training requirements and the need to remain fit and ready. In recent years, a larger percentage of Soldiers have begun to rely on dietary supplements to help them stay...
 

 

Army Suicide Prevention Month

The Army has extended observance of National Suicide Prevention Week to the entire month of September. The theme for 2014 is “Enhancing Resiliency — Strengthening our Professionals.” Fort Huachuca suicide prevention activities include: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 23 and 30: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. — Ask, Care, Escort, ACE, Suicide Prevention Training at Murr Community Center....
 
 

Labor Day Safety Message

Labor Day marks the traditional end of the summer season and celebrates the American worker and the contributions they make to our great country. I want to commend you on your efforts to control heat injuries through another hot summer. Your diligence and care for teammates contributed to an overall 20-percent decrease in accident fatalities...
 
 
Mike Williams

Flooding still underway this year — avoid water runoff problems

Mike Williams Runoff crosses the road during a monsoon storm. Remember to stay safe, and if you see even a small amount of water crossing the roadway, remember to ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown!’ While rain in a desert climate...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin