State Medicaid home- and community-based waivers and state plan amendments can provide critical information, counseling, and training to family caregivers. Recently, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) reviewed states’ Medicaid 1915(c) and 1115 waivers, and 1915(i) and 1915(j) state plan amendments (SPAs) that focuses on waivers and state plan amendments covering older adults […]
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About Paige Spradlin
Paige Spradlin joined NASHP in November 2019 as a research analyst with the Chronic and Vulnerable Populations team. She is involved in projects related to family caregiving, palliative care, and long-term services and supports. Prior to joining NASHP, she worked in various state government and Congressional offices, leading quality improvement projects related to health care accessibility and care coordination. Spradlin graduated from Willamette University in 2019 with a BA in politics, with an emphasis in public policy and public health.
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Updated May 7, 2020 In the past two months, 35 states* have rapidly amended their Medicaid home- and community-based services for older adults and their family caregivers to ensure access to long-term services and supports during the COVID-19 crisis. Under new federal rules, the states applied for Medicaid 1915(c) Appendix K waivers to make temporary or […]
In 2017, about 41 million friends, neighbors, and family members in the United States provided support to adults with self-care needs, representing $470 billion in unpaid care. Family caregivers are crucial supports to some of the states’ most vulnerable populations, including those most affected by the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As part of its work […]
Family Caregiving Advisory Council members convened for the second time as a full council on Feb. 11 and 12, 2020, to establish and refine the goals that will guide its creation of a National Family Caregiving Strategy. The strategy will include recommendations that government, communities, providers, and others can take to recognize and support family […]