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Family caregiver support: a comparative analysis on the implementation of the CARE Act: the importance of policy design and regulation

Elbeshbishi, Yara (2016) Family caregiver support: a comparative analysis on the implementation of the CARE Act: the importance of policy design and regulation. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

One of the implications of the baby boomer and aging population is that family caregiving is gradually increasing thus the current push in caregiver research and policy. The Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act provides some support to family caregivers and was introduced by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to assist those caregivers with the transition of care through discharge planning from hospitals to long-term care facilities. The CARE Act requires hospitals to (1) Record the name of the family caregiver on the medical record (2) Inform the family caregivers when the patient is to be discharged and (3) Provide the family caregiver with education and instruction of the medical tasks he or she will need to perform for the patient post-discharge. As of April 2016, the Act has been passed and implemented in 32 states where each individual state has different regulatory capacities, structures and resources. The scope of this comparative essay is to evaluate the implementation of the Act while looking at the importance of policy design, state regulation, stakeholder involvement and overall limitations as it varies from state to state given their capacities. This policy initiative relates to public health as it applies to population health and takes into account the emerging fields of healthcare and public health. The public health significance forecasts the concern that the aging population needs sufficient care and this legislation’s progress is dependent on public health principles of monitoring, regulation and promotion by the states. The effectiveness of the implementation of this Act directly ensures that the aging population is provided care that is specifically designed for each individual Data sources include bills published through individual state legislatures, stakeholder and state resources, in addition to publications pertaining to research related topics.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Elbeshbishi, Yarayte1@pitt.eduYTE1
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairCastle, Nicholascastlen@pitt.educastlenUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberCrossley, Marycrossley@pitt.educrossleyUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberJames, A. Everetteaejames@pitt.eduaejamesUNSPECIFIED
Date: 22 November 2016
Date Type: Submission
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 21:15
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 14:56
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/30567

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