Assisting Caregivers with Frail Elderly in Alleviating Financial Hardships

Ming Sheng Wang, Chi Fang Wu

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Abstract

Many caregivers of individuals who are frail and elderly face financial hardships that have negative consequences that compound over time. This article explores the causes of these hardships, reviews Medicaid home and community-based interventions, and related government financial supports that have been used to alleviate them and concludes with recommendations for social work practice and social policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)396-406
Number of pages11
JournalSocial Work in Public Health
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 18 2018

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Keywords

  • HCBS
  • Informal caregiver
  • financial hardships
  • long-term care
  • medicaid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Assisting Caregivers with Frail Elderly in Alleviating Financial Hardships. / Wang, Ming Sheng; Wu, Chi Fang.

In: Social Work in Public Health, Vol. 33, No. 6, 18.08.2018, p. 396-406.

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