Paid to care for their own: A report on a community care program that permits relatives to be hired as caregivers

Suzanne E. England, Nathan L. Linsk

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Abstract

The feasibility of a state policy to permit home care agencies to hire kin as caregivers was explored by examining existing data on a state program that allowed relatives to be hired. Of 444 clients, 22% had kin as paid caregivers. Co-residence and kinship were associated with higher disability levels and a higher level of eligibility for services as determined by a functional assessment tool used by the state to determine care plans. The limited number of clients with paid caregivers who were kin suggests that there may be a natural limit to the demand for such an option.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-71
Number of pages11
JournalHome Health Care Services Quarterly
Volume10
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 13 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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