How Cash and Counseling Affects Informal Caregivers: Findings from Arkansas, Florida and New Jersey

07/01/2005

This report describes the effects of Cash and Counseling on the caregivers who were providing the most unpaid assistance to adult beneficiaries when those beneficiaries volunteered to participate in the demonstration and completed a baseline telephone interveiw. The caregivers in this analysis — identified by beneficiaries as their primary informal caregiver at baseline — were interviewed about 10 months later. This report follows earlier findings that beneficiaries who were randomly assigned to participate in a Cash and Counseling program were more satisfied with their supportive services than were beneficiaries who were assigned to rely on personal care services or home and community-based services as usual. [69 PDF pages]

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