The act of caring for another individual who cannot care for themselves, such as a child, a disabled or very elderly adult. Caregiving may begin with assistance with IADLs (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living) such as help with finances, shopping and medication management and then progress to help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as dressing, bathing, toileting and food preparation. Caregiving may also occur at a distance, when care is managed and coordinated, rather than directly delivered. Caregivers are either members fo the caree’s family (unpaid) or hired by the family or the government to provide care (paid).


Medicaid Helps Seniors and Their Caregivers

We can all agree that Medicaid should be reformed, but few people realize that it’s a major funder of long-term care services for seniors.  

/ September 28, 2017