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 . . .
- Sharpen your awareness of caregivers as an at-risk population, whose own needs should be determined through assessment; and
- Add to your knowledge and skills to help you develop and implement appropriate caregiver assessment processes in your practice setting.
*Federal and state-level policy strategies and recommendations to establish caregiver assessment as a basic component in health care and home and community-based care settings are discussed in the National Consensus Development Conference Reports Volumes I & II