Give Care. Take Care.

While caregiving may present itself as a natural extension of one’s relationship, some of the tasks associated with caregiving may be new or different for both the caregiver and service member. Caregivers may have to assume the role of surrogate decision-maker for their wounded service member, help with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living, among a myriad of other tasks. This session will describe how to respect the autonomy of the warrior as a surrogate decision-maker. It will also describe tasks associated with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living, including potential challenges, evaluating those challenges and tips for addressing them. With a little knowledge and some critical thinking skills, caregivers can effectively give care while taking care.


Andrew B. Crocker
Extension Program Specialist - Gerontology and Health
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Continuing Education (CE) Credit OR Certificate of Completion

How to Join the Webinar:

  • To connect to this webinar, which is hosted by DoD, you must install security certificates if you are not on a military installation. Instructions for accessing the 'live' session can be found at:
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*The cover photo image [Sailor hugs girlfriend before deployment] by the U.S. Navy is licensed under Creative Commons.

Created by Rachel Brauner