Domain 5: Caregiving

Caregivers provide physical, emotional, and often financial support to the individual requiring assistance due to illness, injury, disability or frailness. Informal caregiving is vital to consumers remaining in the least restrictive setting. The geriatric population often has an increased need for assistance related to chronic conditions or functional decline. Providers interacting with older adults will want to understand the natural supports the person has or can mobilize. Download the corresponding assessment sheet as a Word or PDF document to track your progress.

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