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Caregivers Count Too! Toolkit: Background


Establishing caregiver assessment as a basic component of practice across care settings requires a fundamental change in thinking and practice. In September 2005, the Family Caregiver Alliance’s (FCA) National Center on Caregiving convened the National Consensus Development Conference for Caregiver Assessment. The conference brought together widely recognized leaders in health and long-term care to advance policy and practice on behalf of family and informal caregivers.

Caregivers Count Too! Toolkit Purpose


Our intent with this toolkit is to build on the work of the National Consensus Development Conference and facilitate implementation of assessment of caregiver needs in service delivery settings. It is not designed to address broader policy and administrative issues involved in development and implementation of caregiver assessments.

We hope this toolkit serves to . . .

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Caregivers Count Too! - Section 4

Caregivers Count Too! - Section 3: Introducing Caregiver Assessment Into Your Practice Setting

So you agree that caregivers are vital and vulnerable and that knowing their needs and strengths is important to keep them on the job, but what do you DO about that? How do you introduce caregiver assessment into your practice setting? We'll walk you through the process with the following scenario noting essential an first step, followed by the five key questions that make up the "nuts & bolts" of caregiver assessment.

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Webinar: Caregiver Assessment II - Practice Considerations for System Change

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