Wages for Caring: Compensating Family Care of the Elderly

Wages for Caring: Compensating Family Care of the Elderly

Wages for Caring: Compensating Family Care of the Elderly

Wages for Caring: Compensating Family Care of the Elderly

Synopsis

This volume examines policies and programs of compensation for family caregivers of the disabled elderly from a broad analytical perspective, weighing current policies of home care services against principles of access, equity, quality, and funding of long-term care. The authors focus on programs and policies that already exist which could be adjusted to include families and to promote support of family caregiving. In assessing the potential of broad implementation of wages for caring, they contend that if implemented appropriately, family compensation may offer benefits not available through any other kind of service system.
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