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

Family support is often essential for helping older people and adults with disabilities continue to live at home and in the community.  Yet the work of family caregivers can be demanding—physically, emotionally, and financially.  If family caregiver needs are not assessed and addressed, their own health and well-being may be at risk, which may lead to burnout—jeopardizing their ability to continue providing care in the community.  … Back to Article

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