Caregiver Support - Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital
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Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital


Caregiver Support

 Caregiver Support Groups

The Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital offers regularly scheduled caregiver support groups.  If you are interested in attending any of the groups, please contact your local Caregiver Support team at 605-336-3230 Ext 5080.

VA Video Connect (VVC) Support Groups

1st Thursday of every month from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m
3rd Tuesday of every month from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Caregiver Support Line Education Groups

1st Tuesday of every month at 9:00 a.m.
2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.
3rd Wednesday of every month at 2:00 p.m.

 Caregiver Support Contacts

Nic Brokenleg
605-336-3230 Ext 5018
Cell 605-585-9054

Jenny Evans
605-336-3230 Ext 7803
Cell 605-846-3815

Scott Dover
605-336-3230 Ext 5436
Cell 605-728-2566

Joe Wilson
605-336-3230 Ext 5044
Cell 605-323-9377

Laura Larsen
605-336-3230 Ext 5238
Cell 605-728-3647
Melva Herried
605-336-3230 Ext 5080
Caregiver Support: 855-260-3274

Caregiver Services

VA offers a number of services that can provide you with the support that's right for you. Whether you and the Veteran you care for could use some help at home or you just need someone to listen, we're here to support you. Follow the link to learn more about the variety of services available to Family Caregivers.

Caring for a Veteran? Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers

Services for Family Caregivers of Veterans

The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) is expanding to all eras.

Expansion rolls out in two phases beginning with eligible Veterans who served on or before May 7, 1975, and phase two, beginning October 1, 2022, will include eligible Veterans who served between May 7, 1975, and September 11, 2001.

PCAFC, which prior to this expansion was only available for eligible Post-9/11 Veterans who incurred or aggravated a serious injury in the line of duty, provides resources, education, support, a financial stipend, health insurance, and beneficiary travel to caregivers of eligible Veterans.

Veterans with a 70% service-connected disability who served either on or after September 11, 2001, or on or before May 7, 1975, and are in need of Caregivers Support should contact their local Caregivers Support Coordinator, or visit for more information.

Find your Caregiver Support Coordinator


Have questions about VA Caregiver Support Services? Contact VA's Caregiver Support Line (1-855-260-3274) or your local Caregiver Support Coordinator for assistance.


605-336-3230 Ext. 5080

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Caregiver Support: 855-260-3274