Heidi Duty is a referral, consulting and Home Care Aide service for Veterans in the Spokane, Washington area.
Heidi Duty: Serving a Critical Need
Veteran suicide rate is currently 20 per day, and
(800) 273-TALK is the main VA resource Veterans have.
Heidi connects Heroes to the VA via www.maketheconnection.net to reconnect the Veteran with their health, their weapon, and civilian life.
Gun safety is often ignored by Civilians, who have little understanding of how a Veteran is either associated with their weapon in a healthy way or disassociated entirely from their weapon in an unhealthy way.
Non-medical caregiving has a vital role to support both Veterans and their families. Working in the home, non-medical caregivers can provide support that the VA cannot. Listening to the Veteran, the Carer can reconnect that individual to community services.
How Does Heidi Duty Help?
Eliminating Veteran suicide through education on Veteran specific in-home care.
Gun safety education for Veteran Caregivers, most of whom are women, in their immediate family. Domestic violence of any kind is not tolerated.
Providing referrals to community resources in Spokane / Cœur d’Alene area
The Tidy Heidi Way-OCD is On Constant Duty
No duty is too great or small if within the limit of the Law
We respect Veteran boundaries at all times. Being gentle and resourceful is the name of the game to improve each Vet’s life.
I am trained in field stripping, cleaning, and storing weapons. Free trigger locks are available. We are not gun grabbers or gun nuts. I am single minded about gun safety, recognizing high rates of Veteran suicide are mostly committed with guns to which no one has paid attention. Often times a Vet needs help getting out to the range, or cleaning and storing weapons to feel better.
Field Stripping the Home
Most Caregiving services keep a clean home clean and do only light housekeeping. Heidi Duty takes everything apart, wipes it clean, then puts it back together to the Veteran’s specifications.
End of Life Care
Heidi Duty is equipped to care for Veterans in partnership with their local Hospice. Heidi Duty is committed to the highest level of care for Veterans at the most vulnerable stage of life.
No Questions Asked
Heidi Duty never asks questions. True neighbors do not ask questions. True neighbors take action if need be, or simply listen and never pass judgment.