AARP Public Policy Institute has released a report, "Emerging Innovations in Managed Long-Term Services and Supports for Family Caregivers," that addresses family caregivers’ needs. Family caregivers of people with self-care needs often make it possible for the members of managed care plans to live at home rather than in institutions.

The report highlights examples of how progressive managed care plans are supporting family caregivers who are caring for plan members with LTSS needs, describes four promising practices which offer innovative solutions and details policy recommendations. The purpose of the paper is for plan administrators, policy makers, and community-based organizations to learn from each other and to adopt practices to better care for members and their family caregivers. 

The SCAN Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund supported this as part of the LTSS State Scorecard project. The scorecard paper is part of a new series that highlights what LTSS innovations states and organizations are developing, piloting, or testing.

To download the report, click here.