Common Sense Conversations on Life and Liberty
I’m Heidi Christensen, and this website and our good work is dedicated to my late husband, Mr. Raymond D. Christensen, who served honorably in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
Without the Veteran, we have nothing. Ray knew this, and went out of his way to include all Veterans. He embraced change while holding steadfast to eternal principles. A lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion, he was also connected with the VA throughout his life and encouraged other Veterans to connect.
We both share the hope that one day we will send young people around the world to build a global infrastructure, not to kill one another.
The objective is to save lives locally and nationally through non-medical caregiving. We apply ourselves locally, and inspire others to do their Heidi Duty nationally. Please find free respite care resources from the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Hidden Heroes: Register for Free Services with Hidden Heroes
It is not enough to define a narrow scope of duties in Veteran caregiving. Whereas Veterans have given everything of their lives and their time, Caregivers must also be willing to give more of their time within the scope of the law.
Veterans under age 30 are our focus, but all Veterans are eligible for the services.
We provide links and referrals to non-medical caregiving resources.
These resources include but are not limited to:
It is helpful and critical for the Caregivers we refer to include cleaning/field stripping of weapons as part of the normal caregiving routine. In a manner that is respectful, not “gun grabbing” or intrusive, a caregiver must listen to the Veteran, provide the supplies/support necessary to clean/field strip weapons regularly whether or not they have been used at a legal gun range.
In compliance with Federal law, we do not provide transportation services for Veterans to purchase marijuana legally in Washington State. While we respect state’s rights, we must respect Federal law and best health practices. We offer Caregiver Alternatives to Cannabis, even for those who use marijuana.
The best way to prevent gun suicide among Millennial Veterans is for the caregiver to help them associate with their weapons in a healthy way.
Heidi Duty regards client privacy as #1. Our app is HIPAA compliant, and all client information is confidential. Our unique service is our focus on supporting the Veterans Administration by going the distance for our Heroes.
Heidi Christensen, Caregiver in Chief
VFW Auxiliary Lifetime Member,
Fellow, Elizabeth Dole Foundation – Hidden Heroes https://hiddenheroes.org/
Iraq Afghanistan Veterans Association, Member, https://iava.org/
Washington State Home Care Aide (HCA)/Nurse Assistant Certified (NAC) Nurse Delegation Certified
Whitworth University, Master of International Management
Florida Southern College, B.A. Economics, French Minor
Proficient in French, Spanish, ASL
My experience as a service family member gives me a passion for teaching gun safety as a health issue. I earned my Home Care Aide license in WA State, and have worked as a family Caregiver most of my life.
I served as Cemetery Commissioner in Milan District #5 Spokane County, WA as a Libertarian Party member from 1999-2001. I have since moved on from the Libertarian Party, while I respect their economic education more than any other political party.
One of the most heart breaking things about my service as Cemetery Commissioner was helping family members whose young loved one was killed due to senseless drunk driving or violence.
We must build a dominant culture where all lives have equal value so no one enters death before their natural time.