Other nations are ahead of the United States in recognizing the needs of caregivers. In Ireland Liam O’Sullivan, Executive Director, Care Alliance shared their case for as they call them “carer”. Assessments http://www.carealliance.ie/userfiles/file/The%20Case%20for%20Carers%20Assessments%20June%202012.pdf
Other countries have seen what the US has yet to grasp. In the United Kingdom a seminal law passed in 1995 called the Recognition and Services Act http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1995/12/section/1, which provided British caregivers a statutory right to request an assessment at the same time that a frail elder or adult with disabilities is assessed.
Why are we so far behind?