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Caregivers Count Too! Section 4: Examples of Caregiver Assessment Tools


California uses a distinct assessment tool within a state-funded caregiver support program (the statewide system of 11 California Resource Centers) to examine the needs/situations of family caregivers to aid in care planning and service development. Click here to download the full assessment tool.


Massachusetts is examining a uniform assessment process for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) by piloting the use of a new caregiver assessment component. The assessment tool has not yet been tested for reliability or validity. This component identifies the primary family caregiver as a distinct consumer in the HCBS system, integrating family caregiver support into a broader systems framework. Click here to download the full assessment tool.


Minnesota includes a caregiver assessment as part of the state’s uniform assessment process to access publicly funded long-term care services. Click here to download the Minnesota Long Term Care Consultation Services Assessment Form.


Washington includes a caregiver component as part of the state’s uniform assessment tool for all HCBS programs for older people and adults with disabilities. Currently state officials are working toward enhancing the tool to include a comprehensive family caregiver assessment. Click here to download  the full assessment tool.

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