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

December 1, 2013

This 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 and adults with disabilities who qualify for home- and community-based services (HCBS) programs under Medicaid.

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Key Takeaways

The concept of assessing a family caregiver’s own needs is not well understood in many Medicaid HCBS programs.
Only about 30% of states include any family caregiver assessments in Medicaid HCBS waiver programs.
States that assess caregiver needs use the information to develop and connect individuals to services and supports.

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