Listening to Family Caregivers: The Need to Include Family Caregiver Assessment in Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Service Waiver Programs

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Article Publication Date: 
12/1/2013
Summary: 
The report presents findings from a 50-state survey examining how well the needs of family caregivers are assessed when states evaluate the needs of older people & adults with disabilities who qualify for HCBS programs under Medicaid. It is the first detailed analysis of family caregiver assessment tools and processes in use by the states in Medicaid waiver programs. The report also highlights “promising practices” in family caregiver assessment in 3 states, and offers policy recommendations.
Populations: 
Caregivers
Programs/Initiatives: 
Respite
Keywords: 
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Family Caregiver Assessment; Cross-state Instruments; The interRAI MDS-HC;

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