What does a family caregiver get out of a caregiver assessment? A caregiver assessment will give the care manager the ability to understand the caregiver’s needs then define the caregiver’s problems. It will arm the care manger with the ability to pin point the resources of caregiver and the family so that the family can muster those resources.
Another benefit of a caregiver assessment is to give the caregiver a voice. The research from California’s Caregiver Resources Center’s (CRCS) a program that has been doing caregiver assessment since 1988, tells us that caregiver’s who care for family member’s with cognition impairment really appreciate a caregiver assessment and see it as an opportunity to express their own needs and have their care taken seriously