One of those life-changing losses for aging vets was serving our country in the World War II. The long term impacts that experience can have on those who served has been in a state of denial by the Greatest Generation, and the veterans themselves.
When the aging life or GCM does a psychosocial assessment standard care management practice may not guarantee that the care manager will always inquire more deeply into whether military service represents a life event that has influenced or continues to influence a man or woman’s physical and emotional health and well-being. Nor does it guartantee that the WWII vet , will talk openly their 40’s wounded warrior past
The fact is, besides The VA itself, paltry attempt s have been made understanding the results of war of the 9 millions WWII vets and their families hidden psychic wounds like PTSD
Do when care manager does an intake family an client do not identify themselves as veterans or get to those deep wound without strong support from the GCM In an effort to avoid confronting the pain and trauma reliving h that experience, WWII may be avoided at all costs sabotaging the VA’s help.
My own father not seeking services from VA for PTSD for 50 years,until he found my brother dead is a deadly example .